Tipton Poetry Journal – Winter 2010


Submission Guidelines


tpj_issue16.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 Winter 2010 issue, our 16th.   Here are poems of snow and rain, of clouds and moons, and the man in the moon.   The winter solstice marks the steady inching toward the next season when  you will find persimmon, olive and pecan trees and apple trees offering apples of all varieties.  Poets tell stories of living and dying and coping with one while still among the other.  Enjoy the office humor of Martha Clarkson’s Office Nude and Mary C. O’Malley’s clever poem in the style of the 18th Century’s Christopher Smart.  Our contributors include poet laureates as well as newly published poets.  And, on either side of the staple,  Shaindel Beers reviews Ted Carpenter’s More Than I Could See.



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 2010by 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 #16 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.  





Sarah Allen

Chase Ambler

KB Ballentine

Maria Bennett

Jessie Carty

Kevin Marshall Chopson

Martha Clarkson

Diana Cole

Mary Crosby

William Doreski

Angelo Giambra

Cindy Goldberg

Carol Lynn Grellas

Tom Gribble

Anne Haines

Ruth Holzer

Amorak Huey

Leland James

Allan Johnston

Patrick Kanouse

Michael Keshigian

Philip Kolin

Benjamin C. Krause

Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda

David W. Landrum

Donal Mahoney

Moa Mauthe

Martha Meltzer

Karla Linn Merrifield

Lylanne Musselman

Thomas O’Dore

Mary C. O’Malley

Simon Perchik

John Schellhase

Gaar Scott

Mary Sexson

Marian Kaplun Shapiro

Christine Valentine

Changming Yuan






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

Copyright 2010 by the Tipton Poetry Journal

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