Founded June of 2017, Dirty Paws Poetry Review is an online literary journal publishing a winter issue in December, and a summer issue in June.


We seek poetry that breaks open its subject to reveal value—that breaks open its reader to reveal value. We seek understanding of things big and small. Poetry that grows, because all thriving things should grow. We want poetry unafraid of facing the truth and unashamed of having hope.


Each issue features between twenty and twenty-five poets, and an entry in the prose section, Out Over The Horizon.