Fou is Brad Soucy, Cate Peebles, and David Sewell.

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The reading period for Fou No. 4 is November 1, 2009–February 1, 2010. Submissions before or after then will not be read. For consideration, send 3 to 7 poems to Please do not submit more than once per reading period. We apologize for the lag in response time for previous submissions, and we thank you for your patience.














Samuel Amadon is the author of Like a Sea, forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press. He co-edits Projective Industries and lives in Houston.


Erik Andersons work has appeared (or is forthcoming) in The Recluse, American Letters & Commentary, Sleeping Fish, Parcel, Witness, Trickhouse, Dear Camera, The Laurel Review, and others. An erstwhile editor at the Denver Quarterly, he co-edits the mail-art magazine Thuggery & Grace.


Cynthia Arrieu-King is an assistant professor of creative writing at Stockton College and an echocardiographer. Her book People Are Tiny in Paintings of China is forthcoming from Octopus Books in the fall of 2010. Poems are forthcoming this year from Boston Review, Witness, Harp and Altar, etc.


Joshua Beckman is the author of numerous books of poetry, most recently Take It.


Christopher DeWeese was born in Port Townsend. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Boston Review, LIT, Notnostrums, Typo, and Zoland Poetry Annual. He lives in Atlanta.


DJ Dolacks most recent work can be found in Diode, Handsome, and Coldfront Magazine. He is working on something new. 


Claire Donato has lived in Wilmington, Pittsburgh, Oakland, Providence, and Brooklyn. She is the author of a chapbook, Someone Elses Body (Cannibal Books 2009). Recent work has been published or is forthcoming in Dewclaw, Sir!, Typo, and OCHO.  She is currently an MFA Literary Arts candidate at Brown University.


Noah Falck’s chapbooks include Homemade Engines from a Dream, Measuring Tape for the Midwest, and Life As a Crossword Puzzle, which won the 2009 Open Thread Chapbook Award and is out from Encyclopeida Destructica. He lives in Dayton, Ohio.


Jessica Fjeld is the managing editor of jubilat. Her chapbook, On animate life, was selected for the Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship by Lyn Hejinian in 2006, and recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in GlitterPony, Boston Review, and Invisible Ear.

Alina Gregorian
holds an MFA from the New School. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Pax Americana, Caketrain, and Juked. She blogs here:


Richard Jones has a new book, The Correct Spelling & Exact Meaning, forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2010.


Caroline Knoxs sixth collection, Quaker Guns (Wave Books, has won a Massachusetts Center for the Book Recommended Reading Award 2009. She has new work in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, and Massachusetts Review.


Rebecca Loudon lives and writes in Seattle. She is the author of Tarantella and Radish King from Ravenna Press, Navigate, Amelia Earharts Letters Home from No Tell Books, and, most recently, Cadaver Dogs, also from No Tell Books. She is a professional musician and teaches violin to children.


Ben Mirov lives in Brooklyn, New York. He has poems in or forthcoming from Opium Magazine, Forklift Ohio, Washington Square and The Agriculture Reader. His chapbook I Is to Vorticism won the Diagram/New Michigan Press 2009 chapbook contest. He is editor of pax americana. He is also poetry editor of LIT Magazine and a contributing editor of the forthcoming ex machina. Sometimes he blogs.


Alexis Orgera is the author of two chapbooks, Illuminatrix (Forklift, Ink.) and Dear Friends, the Birds were Wonderful! (Blue Hour Press). Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Forklift, Ohio; H_ngm_n; The Journal; jubilat; No Tell Motel; Sixth Finch; SUB-LIT; and The Tusculum Review. She lives in southwest Florida and edits New CollAge.


Tomaž Šalamun has had books translated into most of the European languages. He lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and occasionally teaches in the USA. His recent books translated into English are Woods and Chalices (Harcourt, 2008), Poker (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008) and Theres the Hand and Theres the Arid Chair  (Counterpath Press, 2009). His Blue Tower is due by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2010.


Morgan Lucas Schuldt is the author of the poetry collection Verge (Parlor Press: Free Verse Editions, 2007) and two chapbooks: L=u=N=G=U=A=G=E (Scantily Clad Press, 2009) and Otherhow (Kitchen Press, 2007). He lives in Tucson, where he edits the online literary journal CUE and the chapbook series CUE Editions.


Peter Jay Shippy is the author of Thieves Latin (University of Iowa Press), Alphaville (BlazeVOX BOOKS) and How to Build the Ghost in Your Attic (Rose Metal Press). He teaches literature and writing at Emerson College in Boston. For more poems, try:


Bianca Stone was born and raised in Vermont. She currently lives in New York City and is a recent graduate of the NYU creative writing program in poetry. She is a singer/songwriter, freelance illustrator, and cartoonist. Bianca also runs The Ladder Poetry Reading Series, which couples established writers with emerging writers, and showcases the wide variety those young writers in the city through a chapbook called The Whitman’s Poetry Sampler. Her most recent poetry publications include Two Review, The Patterson Literary Review, and Elimae.


Allison Tituss first book, Sum Of Every Lost Ship, will be published by CSU Press, and new poems are forthcoming in A Public Space and MAKE Magazine.