About us

Unbroken Journal pattern
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


Ken Chau is Chief Editor of Unbroken. He is a poet living in Melbourne, Australia. His collections are Possible Lyrics for Chinese and Western Pop Songs (Bendigo Publishing, 2015) – winner of the Vox Bendigo Fyffe Prize in 2015 – and 15 More Chinese Silences (Blank Rune Press, 2020). Forthcoming is Poetry is a Tartar Experience (Dolmen House Press, 2025) by Ken Chau/Michael Clarke.

Katherine DiBella Seluja is a senior editor of Unbroken, a poet, and a nurse practitioner. She is the author of Gather the Night (UNM Press, 2018) and Point of Entry (UNM Press, 2023) and co-author with Tina Carlson and Stella Reed of the award-winning We Are Meant to Carry Water (3: A Taos Press, 2019), a collaborative poetry collection. Katherine lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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.

Tina Carlson is a New Mexico poet and mental health provider. She is the author of three collections of poetry:  Ground, Wind, This Body (UNM Press, 2017); We Are Meant to Carry Water (3: A Taos Press, 2019), a collaboration with two other NM poets; and A Guide to Tongue Tie Surgery (UNM Press, 2023). Her chapbook, Obsidian, is due out in 2024 by Dancing Girl Press.

Dale Wisely, Ph.D. runs Ambidextrous Bloodhound Press, the publisher of Unbroken, Unlost, Right Hand Pointing, One Sentence Poems, First Frost, and duality. He lives in Alabama. Somehow.

RL Black, Founding Editor

Howie Good, Editor Emeritus