The Lyric is the oldest extant literary magazine in North America devoted to formal poetry.

The Lyric
EditorJean Mellichamp Milliken (2001–)
Former editorsLeslie Mellichamp (1997–2001)
Ruby Altizer Roberts (1952–1977)
Virginia Kent Cummins (1949–1952)
Leigh Hanes (1929–1949)
John Richard Moreland (1921–1929)
CategoriesTraditional poetry
PublisherThe Lyric Foundation (1949–)
Norfolk Poets' Club (1921–1928)
First issue1921; 102 years ago (1921)
Based inNorfolk, Virginia, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.

The journal was established by Norfolk-based poet John R. Moreland in 1921, and was published by the Norfolk Poets' Club until 1928. By 1949 it had moved to New York City,[1] and was being published by the Lyric Foundation, an organization founded by the magazine's third editor, Virginia Kent Cummins. After Cummins' death editorship passed to Ruby Altizer Roberts, poet laureate of Virginia.[2]

Contributors Edit

The journal has featured works by the following notable poets:

References Edit

  1. ^ Peter Brooker and Andrew Thacker, The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II, North America, 1894-1960 (2012), p. 521.
  2. ^ Crawford, Meriah L. (April 7, 2011). "Ruby Altizer Roberts (1907–2004)". Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Retrieved January 3, 2014.

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