Submissions are currently CLOSED. Poetry Breakfast is on hiatus until the end of summer.
Every morning, Poetry Breakfast delivers a new poem. Our daily poems are handpicked by the editor to insure they are fresh and delicious. If you are interested having your poems added to our menu, see our Submission Guidelines. Submissions are accepted year-round.
In December of 2011, Poetry Breakfast started serving a new poem every morning. The kitchen was busy, dozens of poets offered their best dishes, and people were fed well. In October 2012, Poetry Breakfast was put on temporary hold due to Hurricane Sandy. The decision was made in late November 2012 to stop serving breakfast indefinitely and perhaps permanently.
Ann Kestner, the founder and editor of Poetry Breakfast lived along the Raritan Bay in New Jersey during the storm. While she fared well, only losing power for a week, the impact shifted her priorities.
Just as the tides constantly change, so do the priorities in our lives. After a few years hiatus, in March 2016, Ann returned with full energy to running the kitchen at Poetry Breakfast.
In February 2017, Poetry Breakfast made its next big step by taking up residence in and becoming a part of the Poetry and Arts Barn in rural New Egypt, NJ.
Our goal is to give poets the exposure and credit they deserve. This includes nominating outstanding work to both the Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize. To see the poems we have nominated, visit our Awards page.
About the Editor
Ann Kestner is the founder and editor of Poetry Breakfast. For over 25 years, her work has periodically appeared in various publications. She spent most of her life living in Virginia at the edge of D.C. She currently resides in rural New Jersey where she is the Poet in Residence at the Poetry and Arts Barn of New Egypt, NJ.