Tipton Poetry Journal - Spring 2009


The first issue of the Tipton Poetry Journal consisted of poems written by those who attended the Tipton Poetry Reading, which met monthly in Tipton, Indiana from 2002 through 2005.    Although that monthly format no longer exists, the Tipton Poetry Journal evolved from the energy of those public readings and is now both an online and a printed forum. 


The Tipton Poetry Journal, located in the heartland of the Midwest, publishes quality poetry from Indiana and around the world. 


Welcome to the Spring 2009 issue, our 13th.  Here you will find signs of spring from the plant and animal world:  lilacs, azaleas, dogwoods, maples and white pines; chipmunks, crickets and crabs; robins, bluejays, anapest woodpeckers, and the Indiana state bird, the cardinal.  They are all in here somewhere.


This issue marks the first for the Tipton Poetry Journal’s new assistant editor:  Katie Kowalski, without whose help the Spring issue might have bloomed even later. 


Subscriptions ($16 for 4 issues) and available copies of the journal ($5 each) may be purchased either online or by check payable to Tipton Poetry Journal.  Submission guidelines and information about past issues are also available at:




Barry Harris, Editor

Katie Kowalski, Assistant Editor

Tipton Poetry Journal

P.O.  Box 804

Zionsville, Indiana 46077


Cover photo by Barry Harris. 


The cover photo is of the Mayberry Cafe in Danville, Indiana which is about 60 miles southwest of Tipton County.  The cafe, on Danville's town square, has a decor based on the Andy Griffith Show, complete with a police squad car usually parked outside.


Copyright 2009 by the Tipton Poetry Journal.


All rights remain the exclusive property of the individual poets and may not be used without their permission.


Subscription guidelines and information about past issues are also available at: http://tiptonpoetryjournal.com/submission.html.

Issue #13 is available for sale on-line now for $5.00 including shipping.




Barry Harris is founding editor of the Tipton Poetry Journal and has published one poetry collection, Something At The Center, and one chapbook, The Soul At Work: Poems From The Office.   Barry lives in Zionsville, Indiana and works by day as a scientific communications associate for Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis.  He is co-host (with Susan Miller) for a poetry reading, Poetry on Brick Street, which meets at G. Simone’s Cafe in Zionsville, Indiana on the 1st Thursday of the month.  His poetry has recently appeared in Saint Ann’s Review, Night Train, Hiss Quarterly, Cherry Blossom Review, Flying Island, Lily, The Centrifugal Eye,  Flutter Poetry Journal, Wheelhouse Magazine,  Houston Literary Review and Snow Monkey.


Assistant Editor


Katie Kowalski is the new assistant editor for the Tipton Poetry Journal and assists with reading and responding to submissions as well as copyediting.  Katie is 24 years old. She’s bounced around since earning her degree in English and Creative Writing from Ball State University: two months teaching writing composition at a military summer camp, five months as a nanny in Germany, and one month of full time job hunting. She currently resides in Indianapolis, thriving as a temp and tutor. She enjoys word games, blogging, karaoke and playing fetch with her cat.



Tipton Poetry Journal
P.O. Box 804
Zionsville, IN 46077

Copyright 2009 by the Tipton Poetry Journal

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