quiet diamonds


    In 2018, thirty-three poets had work selected for Quiet Diamonds, the annual poetry journal of The Orchard Street Press, a journal about which Thomas Dukes, noted poet and professor at the University of Akron write: “…these poems are charged individually and collectively with an energetic passion.  Sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, sometimes showing how the ordinary is anything but, these poems have a lot worth saying and hearing. Quiet Diamonds is a terrific poetry collection, one that I shall keep for a long time.”

    Valerie Polichar, poet and editor of GRASSLIMB, notes: As the best poetry does, each poem in this collection offers a both lens through which to view our own lives and a bid toward understanding those largest mysteries: life and death, time and change, love and loss.”

    Once again in 2019, The Orchard Street Press will be selecting poems from its annual Poetry Contest to create the new Quiet Diamonds. Submissions to the Contest will be received up to the postmark deadline of April 20. See The Latest or Contests tabs for details.