Lingerpost is a biannual online journal that seeks to publish the best new poetry by established and emerging artists. We are open to a wide variety of poetry as long as it is well-written and interesting.

Lingerpost: Work that exists somewhere between crossroad fingerposts directing travelers and the idea that poetry, as Emily Dickinson said, lingers and “makes [the] whole body so cold no fire can ever warm [it].”

Lingerpost: What compels us is a desire to enter another heart and imagination, to know—to penetrate, whatever the instrument, the walls that hold those same hearts and thoughts separate and closed. To know and be known.



Kara Dorris



Kara Dorris is the founding editor of Lingerpost. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from New Mexico State University and her PhD in English from the University of North Texas. Her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Tinderbox, The Tusculum Review, Stirring, Skidrow Penthouse, ListenLight, Wicked Alice, Prick of the Spindle, Emprise Review, Parcel, Thirteen Myna Birds, Future Earth Magazine, Carte Blanche, Dark Sky Magazine, Bone Bouquet, Redheaded Stepchild, Harpur Palate, The Tulane Review, Cutbank, Diesis: Literary Footnotes, 580 Split, Owl Eye Review, Wordgathering, The Compass, Stone Highway Review, burntdistrict, Crazyhorse & The Medulla Review among other literary journals. Several poems & an essay are anthologized in in Beauty is a Verb (Cinco Puntos, 2011). Her chapbook, Elective Affinities, was published by Dancing Girl Press (2011). Her second chapbook, Night Ride Home was published by Finishing Line Press (2012).













Adam Crittenden is the assistant editor for Lingerpost. He has an MFA in poetry from New Mexico State University. He is also an editor for Puerto del Sol and Apostrophe books. His writing has appeared in Metazen, Bluestem, <kill author, and several other journals. His collection of poetry, Blood Eagle, was published by Gold Wake Press in 2016.