Josephine Quarterly was founded in 2012 by poets Komal Mathew and Jenny Sadre-Orafai in Atlanta. Published 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.

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Jenny sadre-orafai

Jenny Sadre-Orafai is the author of the poetry collection PaperCottonLeather 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

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 RepublicThe Southern ReviewThird Coast, Narrative, Prairie Schooner, and others. She is the owner and editor of Three Revisions