From the first issue onward, jubilat has aimed to publish not only the best in contemporary American poetry, but to place it alongside a varied selection of reprints, found pieces, lyric prose, art, and interviews with poets and other artists. Rather than section off these varieties of work, the magazine creates a dialogue that showcases the beauty and strangeness of the ordinary, and how experiments with language and image speak in a compelling way about who we are.
Response to jubilat has been overwhelming. Work from our issues has been selected for inclusion in Best American Poetry; The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses; and five times for reprint in Harper's magazine. The magazine has also been featured in Poets & Writers, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, and was shown in the New York Public Library's 2002 exhibit New American Literary Magazines.
We are proud to participate in the Academy of American Poet's National Poetry Month initiative as Media Sponsors, and in the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses' national Lit Mag and Small Press Fairs. Since 2001, we have also co-sponsored the jubilat/Jones Reading Series at the Jones Library in Amherst, MA.
Our current issues features poems by James Tate, Julia Cohen, Dara Wier, Pam Rehm, Mark Strand, Peter Gizzi, and Kimiko Hahn; an interview with poet-architect Abraham Burickson, founder of San Francisco-based artists' collaborative Odyssey Works; some new Soma(tic) Poetry Exercises by CAConrad; "The Philosophy of Decomposition/Re-composition as Explanation: A Poe and Stein Mash-up" by Michael Leong; and a cover photograph by Thomas Sayers Ellis.
jubilat is funded in part by generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the UMass Arts Council.