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, 2023) 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) 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.
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.
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.
Tina Carlson is a New Mexico poet and mental health provider. She is the author of two previously published collections of poetry: Ground, Wind, This Body (UNM Press, 2017), and We Are Meant to Carry Water (3: A Taos Press), a collaboration with two other NM poets. A Guide to Tongue Tie Surgery is forthcoming in spring 2023 from UNM Press.
RL Black, Founding Editor
Howie Good, Editor Emeritus