About

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

What we address

Submit 1-3 poems: wellpoetry@gmail.com.

The Long Story

About WPR. The Why.

The youth suicide rate rose over 55% from 2007 to 2017. Many adults 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 creative writing MFA 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.

Sincerely,

Emily Spencer
Editor-in-Chief
Well Poetry Review

© Emily Spencer


Well Poetry Review is a nonprofit poetry journal based in Cincinnati, Ohio.


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