About

Calamus Journal is a monthly publication of poetry and visual art. The journal is named after the “Calamus” poems, a group of male-male love poems from Walt Whitman’s collection¬†Leaves of Grass. We seek work that stuns with what it has to say as well as how it says it. We like treatises on identity, mixtures of the literary and scientific, and form as function. We have zero tolerance for xenophobia or bigotry of any sort. For more information about who we are and what we’re all about, check out our interview with Jim Harrington of the “Six Questions for…” project.
Eric Cline is the founding editor-in-chief of Calamus Journal, and Trevor Richardson serves as assistant editor. The¬†Calamus Journal logo is courtesy of Nathan Alan Schwartz, editor-in-chief of Five 2 One Magazine. The site’s current background pattern is courtesy of Subtle Patterns.