Tipton Poetry Journal - Fall 2009


Submission Guidelines


tpj_issue15.jpgThe 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 Fall 2009 issue, our 15th.   If you look closely you will find here images of harvest and leaves falling, and a taste of apples and halloween and pranks and pumpkins.  There are poems which deal with grief and loss.  There is an ekphrastic poem by Norbert Krapf, Indiana’s Poet Laureate, inspired by a photograph of The Mayberry Café in Danville, Indiana.  And JL Kato reviews Fiona Sze-Lorrain’s Water the Moon. 


In the center pages, we present perhaps the opposite of ekphrastic poetry:  artwork which is inspired by poetry (instead of the other way around).  The artwork by Jody Flynn and Lynne Miller which accompany Ruthelen Burns’ “The Fallen” and Phoenix Cole’s “Porcellana” are each works of art inspired by poetry and were part of the 2009 Art of Poetry Tour held in Zionsville, Indiana.


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. 



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.


Tipton Poetry Journal is published by Brick Street Poetry Inc., a registered non-profit corporation in Indiana.  Brick Street Poetry Inc. is in the process of applying for tax-exempt status under IRS code 501(c)(3).



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

Issue #15 is available for sale on-line now for $5.00 including shipping.




barry_hat.jpgBarry 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 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, Boston Literary Magazine, Night Train, Hiss Quarterly, Cherry Blossom Review, Flying Island, Lily, The Centrifugal Eye,  Flutter Poetry Journal, Wheelhouse Magazine,  Houston Literary Review, Snow Monkey and forthcoming in Writers’ Bloc.


Assistant Editor


kowalski.jpgKatie Kowalski is assistant editor for the Tipton Poetry Journal and assists with reading and responding to submissions as well as copyediting.  Katie holds a Bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing from Ball State University, works as an administrative assistant for the Sigma Kappa Foundation and is an editorial intern for Nuvo. She enjoys word games, blogging, karaoke and playing fetch with her cat.  





Christine Orchanian Adler

Tracy Ahrens

Linda Arnold

J. Matthew Boyleston

Ruthelen Burns

Dan Carpenter

Jessie Carty

Shelly Chang

Joan Colby

Phoenix Cole

Louie Crew

Holly Day

Hugh Fox

Amy Genova

Allan Johnston

Jenny Kalahar

JL Kato

Justin Kempf

Kit Kennedy

Steve Klepetar

Norbert Krapf

Don Kunz

Theodore Lucero

M. Lynne Metz

Simon Perchik

Timothy Pilgrim

Nancy Pulley

Stephen R. Roberts

Dennis Saleh

Amy Jo Schoonover

Steve Shilling

J.J. Steinfeld

K.M.A. Sullivan

Fiona Sze-Lorrain

Jessica Thompson

Wendy Vardaman

Peter Wyton

Changming Yuan


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

Copyright 2009 by the Tipton Poetry Journal

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