Rachel Jamison Webster is the author of September: Poems, just published by Northwestern University Press. She is Artist in Residence in Poetry at Northwestern University, where she has taught since 2008. For several years, she designed and taught writing workshops for urban youth, editing two anthologies of writing by young Chicagoans, Alchemy and Paper Atrium. She is also the editor of universeofpoetry.org.
Founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912, Poetry is the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world. Harriet Monroe’s “Open Door” policy, set forth in Volume I of the magazine, remains the most succinct statement of Poetry’s mission: to print the best poetry written today, in whatever style, genre, or approach.Poetry