Well Poetry Review

First Ever Issue: Addiction & Recovery

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Who We Are

Well Poetry Review is a journal on mental & physical health and well being plus reviews.

Your work? ANY style of poetry. The Editor’s preference is no preference.

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To request a review of your NEW or recently published book or chapbook, email: wellpoetry@gmail.com.

About WPR. The Why.

We write to survive and thrive better. Poetry is a tool for wellness.

The youth suicide rate rose over 55% from 2007 to 2017. Many adult poets know someone who has attempted to or ended their own life.

A study of women writers found that they had high rates of depression at 56%.

A study of MFA creative writing students found that 80% of writers suffered from mood disorders including depression.

It also found that while 4% of non-writers abused alcohol, 30% of writers abused alcohol.

Poets are stereotyped as alcohol, smoking, and drug-dependent—marketable images of miserable genius. Break free.

It is a radical act to wish to be well in this world and to seek it.


Emily Spencer, MFA
Well Poetry Review

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