About & Contact


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Hello! My name is Brian Geiger. I’m the founder and editor of Vita Brevis. I’m also an undergraduate student at the University of South Florida, studying psychology in pursuit of becoming a therapist. I handle most of the submissions to Vita Brevis. I look forward to reading your work!






Ars longa, vita brevis (art is long, life is short). This maxim so moved us that it seemed only right to title our poetry magazine after it. It may seem curious that we chose Vita Brevis (life is short) as our title instead of Ars Longa (art is long). But this choice was more than appropriate. After all, the aim of our journal is to publish work that shows a keen awareness of not only art’s beauty and immortality but life’s toils and finiteness. We want to revive and nourish the rich existential literature that forms when art and the human endeavor collide.

Our goal is to preserve and nourish the existential pieces that may otherwise struggle to see the light of day. And we wish to grow in influence and merit so we may recognize brilliant writers and one day start their careers. In that sense, your support is two-fold: by supporting Vita Brevis, you, in turn, support its writers!

You Can Support Us in One of Three Ways:

Follow our site and interact with our poets’ posts. They work hard on their pieces, and it’s no walk in the park to get accepted! This is one of the most important way you can support us–bookmark, “follow,” share, and interact with Vita Brevis. Let’s make this a poetry community unlike any other.

Buy us a coffee.” Donating via Ko-fi will allow us to buy our own domain (achieved 12/18/2017), host paid monthly competitions (achieved 12/15/2017), eventually pay our general submitters, hire new members, and one day print out theme-based volumes for our submitters and readers!

Most importantly–submit your work! We’re here to support you, to give your work to the world. You can help make this the best literary journal on WordPress!

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