ABOUT THE JOURNAL
Josephine Quarterly was founded in 2012 by poets Komal Mathew and Jenny Sadre-Orafai in Atlanta. Published quarterly online, the editors are interested in work from both established and new voices.
Our tastes tend to run wild from Mary Ruefle to Anne Sexton to Bob Hicok to Olena Kalytiak Davis to Zachary Schomburg to Lucille Clifton to Louise Glück. A good poem is a good poem. We know what we want when we see it.
ABOUT THE EDITORS
Jenny Sadre-Orafai is the author of the poetry collection Paper, Cotton, Leather and four chapbooks. Recent poetry has appeared in Redivider, Eleven Eleven, Thrush Poetry Journal, PANK, Rhino, Sixth Finch, ILK, iO: A Journal of New American Poetry, and Poemeleon. Recent prose has appeared in The Rumpus, The Toast, and Delirious Hem. She is an Associate Professor of English at Kennesaw State University.
Komal Mathew received an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The New Republic, Two Countries Anthology, The Southern Review, Third Coast, and others. Komal Mathew's poetry collection, Dressing for Diwali, has also been a finalist for the National Poetry Series Open Competition and a semifinalist for the Alice James Books' Beatrice Hawley Award while parts of the collection have been finalists for the Arts & Letters: Journal of Contemporary Culture/Rumi prize in poetry and the Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award.