Unbroken is a quarterly online journal that seeks to showcase prose poems and poetic prose, both from established and emerging voices. We desire to give the block, the paragraph, the unlineated prose, a new place to play.
The paragraph is an extremely difficult form. Just as the wind brushes the underbelly of the idea, a new indent appears. All this hubbub about access and the idea, the idea and cohesion, the idea and liquid space. Polymorphs, snowglobes, a barrage of supporting examples, whirligigs that flutter about before falling into the netting of the idea. Seven ideas total, or one? Suddenly before a recheck for sentence completion it’s rounding up, prosaic summations, concluding with modular force. Sonnet-shaped yet unmusical, the paragraph is fast enough.”
~ Tom Snarsky, Unbroken Contributor
Howie Good, Ph.D., a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of The Loser’s Guide to Street Fighting, winner of the 2017 Lorien Prize from Thoughtcrime Press, and Dangerous Acts Starring Unstable Elements, winner of the 2015 Press Americana Prize for Poetry, among other books.
Dale Wisely, Ph.D. founded Right Hand Pointing, where he is general editor, and co-founded and co-edits, One Sentence Poems, and White Knuckle Press. He lives in Alabama. He only added the Ph.D. to his name here because Howie did.
Mike James makes his home outside Nashville, Tennessee. His books include: Parades (Alien Buddha), Jumping Drawbridges in Technicolor (Blue Horse), and First-Hand Accounts from Made-Up Places (Stubborn Mule.) He served as an associate editor of The Kentucky Review. In the spring of 2020 Luchador Press will publish his 15th poetry collection, Journeyman’s Suitcase.
Tom Fugalli is the author of an online chapbook of prose poems, The Mind-Body Problem (White Knuckle Press, 2018). He lives on Long Island, works in NYC, and writes short poems during his long commute.
Kurt Luchs (kurtluchs.com) lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and won the 2019 Atlanta Review International Poetry Contest. He has written humor for the New Yorker, the Onion and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. He has a humor collection, It’s Funny Until Someone Loses an Eye (Then It’s Really Funny), and a poetry chapbook, One of These Things Is Not Like the Other.
Katherine DiBella Seluja is a poet and a nurse practitioner. She is the author of Gather the Night (UNM Press) and co-author of We Are Meant to Carry Water (3: A Taos Press), a collaborative poetry collection. Katherine is the poetry editorial assistant for bosque journal. She lives in New Mexico.
Kelli Goldsmith is associate editor of Unbroken and Unlost. She is an avid reader and aspiring novelist with a knack for helping others craft powerful prose. She grew up in New York and currently lives in California with her husband, daughter, and Labrador retriever.
Sam Frost is our Social Media Manager. She lives in Los Angeles and spends most of her time binge drinking green tea. She mostly writes flash nonfiction, and it almost always starts in the notes section of her phone. Find her on Twitter @sammfrostt
RL Black, Founding Editor
ambidextrous bloodhound productions
is a shadowy organization that publishes the following journals online, along with occasional print projects.
Monthly journal of short poetry, flash fiction, and art. Editors: Dale Wisely, F. John Sharp, Ina Roy-Faderman, Bill McCloud, Annie Stenzel, and F. J. Bergmann.
Poems of one sentence, published one at a time, more or less every other day.
Editors: Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco, Dale Wisely, and Tony Press.
Publisher of online prose poetry chapbooks, by invitation only.
Editors: Howie Good and Dale Wisely.
Quarterly online journal of prose poetry.
Editors: Howie Good, Dale Wisely, Tom Fugali, Mike James, Kurt Luchs, Katherine DiBella Seluja, Kelli Goldsmith
Quarterly online journal of found poetry and art.
Editors: Dale Wisely, Howie Good, Mike James, Ken Chau, Erin Lorandos, Kelli Goldsmith