Rise Up Review is a landing site for the poetry of opposition.
The poems on Rise Up are meant to be disseminated like little manifestos. In that regard, each poem is featured as a JPEG, which makes for easy sharing. William Carlos Williams says that "it is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men [and women] die miserably everyday for lack of what is found there."
Poetry has the ability to address injustices and oppression in a manner that is both lyrical and intimate. The best such instances of this power avoid the didactic, because we learn about human evils and frailties, human love and strength, from the stories we tell. Poetry is a hammer is a flame is a rebel flag is an olive branch. We proffer it to you.
Because Resistance is Fertile
Managing Editor: Sonia Greenfield was born and raised in Peekskill, New York, and her book, Boy with a Halo at the Farmer's Market, won the 2014 Codhill Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in a variety of places, including in the 2018 and 2010 Best American Poetry, Antioch Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Los Angeles Review, Massachusetts Review, and Willow Springs. Her chapbook, American Parable, won the 2017 Autumn House Press/Coal Hill Review prize and was released in April of 2018. Her collection of prose poems, Letdown, is forthcoming in 2020 with White Pine Press as part of the Marie Alexander Series. She lives with her husband and son in Hollywood where she volunteers as a political organizer and co-directs the Southern California Poetry Festival. Poetry Editors: Leah Claire Kaminski's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Bennington Review, Fence, Prairie Schooner, RHINO, Vinyl, and ZYZZYVA, and she has a chapbook forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press in 2018. Recent honors include Grand Prize in the 2017 Summer Literary Seminars Fiction & Poetry Contest and in the 2017 Matrix Magazine LitPOP awards judged by Eileen Myles, Artist In Residence positions at Everglades National Park and Soaring Gardens, and grants from the AIRIE Foundation and the Ora Lerman Trust. A graduate of Harvard and UC Irvine, she teaches writing at UC Irvine. Her first full-length manuscript is in search of a home.
Cody Stetzel is a poet from Upstate New York. He spent two years suffering in the heatstroke of central California and received an MA in Creative Writing from the University of California at Davis. He has since been a staff reviewer for Glass Poetry, as well as having reviews and interviews published or forthcoming in Five2One, the Live Oak Review, and Aster(ix). Now he's in the pacific northwest because there's no better way to meet struggle than to sit outside in the rain. He sincerely hopes you're having a good day. Previous publications can be found in the Stormcloud Anthology and the East Coast Literary Review.
Non-Fiction Editors: Heather N. Martin is a writer and professor at the University of Denver. Her work has been anthologized in The Best of Electric Velocipede and appears in a variety of regional and national publications including Argot Magazine, Cobalt Review, Barnstorm,
and Baltimore Review. She is active in her local community and teaches all kinds of people how to write better. At home, she’s single mom to two tween girls, an elderly
dog, and several feral chickens.
Addy Robinson McCulloch is a graduate of Duke University and a freelance writer and editor. Her own writing has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize as well as Best of the Net. Her work appears in publications such as Rise Up Review; The Ghazal Page; Quarterday Review; Minerva Rising; Red Sky an anthology of writing about the body from Sable Press; What Matters, an anthology of poetry from Jacar Press; and Get Out of My Crotch: 21 Writers Respond to America’s War on Women’s Rights and Reproductive Health.