Vita Brevis is an online poetry magazine that aims to support and publish new and emerging poets–with a few catches:
- I call it the “modern” poetry magazine because it has an integrated community that can share, like, and comment on published poetry immediately. That means poets can receive and give feedback all in the same place.
- Since it’s completely digital, there are very few costs to keep it running, so I don’t have to charge reading fees. For the most part, donations have been sufficient!
- I write really in-depth articles on the world of poetry publication, like this one, and create all kinds of resources for poets, like this index of poetry publications with high acceptance rates or this great intereview with Ann Christine Tabaka.
- You’ve probably noticed how pretty everything is here! I handpick artwork to companion each of the poems published.
What’s with the name? “Ars longa, vita brevis“ (art is long, life is short). It may seem strange that I chose Vita Brevis (life is short) as this magazine’s title instead of Ars Longa (art is long). But this was more than appropriate. After all, the aim of this magazine is to publish work that shows a keen awareness of not only art’s beauty and longevity but life’s toils and finiteness. Reading a Vita Brevis poem is experiencing art and the human endeavor collide.
About The Editor
I’m studying to become a psychotherapist, but in my free time, I’m an avid reader, researcher, and writer. Besides managing Vita Brevis, I’m working on a new magazine called Mental Life, which merges philosophy and psychology into some great articles. Some of my personal publications can be found here.