Founded in 1981 by poet Laura Boss, the Lips poetry journal has entered its fifth decade of publication. Laura served as its editor until her passing in April 2021. The Laura Boss Poetry Foundation created y her son has taken on the support of the journal as part of its mission.
Lips has published poems by Robert Bly, Allen Ginsberg, Ruth Stone, David Ignatow, Marge Piercy, Michael Benedikt, Nicholas Christopher, Anne Waldman, Ishmael Reed, Gregory Corso, Lyn Lifshin, Ted Berrigan, Paul Hoover, Jana Harris, Toi Derricotte, Joseph Bruchac, Alice Notley, Warren Woessner, Robert Phillips, Hal Sirowitz, Theodore Weiss, Alicia Ostriker, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Stanley H. Barkan, Michael Weaver, Molly Peacock, and Richard Kostelanetz.
Lips will be accepting electronic-only submissions using Submittable for the 2022 issue from September 1, 2021, through November 30, 2021.
For submission guidelines and a link to submit: laurabosspoetryfoundation.org/lips
Maria Mazziotti Gillan's new poetry collection is When the Stars Were Still Visible (2021). Other recent publications are the poetry and photography collection, Paterson Light and Shadow and the poetry collections What Blooms in Winter and The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets which pairs her poems with her paintings. Maria's artist's website is MariaMazziottiGillan.com and her poetry website is MariaGillan.com.