About & Contact



Ars longa, vita brevis (art is long, life is short). This saying so moved us that it seemed only right that we 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 was more than appropriate. After all, the aim of our magazine is to publish work that shows a keen awareness of not only art’s beauty and longevity but life’s toils and finiteness. We want to revive and nourish the rich existential work that forms when art and the human endeavor collide.

Support Vita Brevis:

Vita Brevis runs completely on reader donations. But there are plenty of ways to lend a hand:

  1. Join the Vita Brevis community! Interact with our poets and their poems. Leave thoughtful responses on pieces that resonate with you. This is one of the most important ways you can support us. Let’s make this a poetry community unlike any other.
  2. Buy us a coffee.” (It’s not really a coffee!) By donating via Ko-fi, you’re helping us maintain our domain name, host paid poetry competitions each month, and advertise our site!
  3. Most importantly–submit your work! We’re here to support you, to give your work to the world. Without our submitters, we’d be nothing but a blank page. So don’t be intimidated–send us some of your work!

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