Founded by two immigrants in Chile, Copihue Poetry is a biannual literary magazine named for the national flower of our chosen home. We seek to publish exciting new work that moves beyond the imaginary borders of language, state, and culture. As a multilingual journal, we present poetry written in English, poetry written in Spanish, and poetry translated into English alongside the original language.
It is our goal to highlight a mixture of poets and translators, both emerging and established. We are especially interested in writers who have been underrecognized or previously unrecognized in English translation, as well as writers of identities historically marginalized by the literary world.
Check out our submissions page for guidelines and open reading periods.
Poetry and Translation Editor
David M. Brunson (he/him) has an MFA in Poetry and Literary Translation from the University of Arkansas. His poems and translations have been published in or are forthcoming from Copper Nickel, Mānoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing, ANMLY, DIAGRAM, Waxwing, Booth, The Bitter Oleander, Poetry Online, Nashville Review, La Parada Poética, Asymptote, Washington Square Review, The Journal of Italian Translation, and elsewhere. He is the editor and translator of A Scar Where Goodbyes Are Written: An Anthology of Venezuelan Poets in Chile, (LSU Press, 2023). He has been nominated for Best of the Net, and has been a semifinalist in the Cutbank, Iron Horse, and Snowbound chapbook contests. He lives in Santiago, Chile, where he works as an English teacher.
Poesía en español Editor
Ivana Aponte (she/her) earned her Literature degree from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, Venezuela, and her Masters degree in literature from the University of Chile. Her poems have been published in Orquídeas voces: Muestra de poesía venezolana contemporánea (Fundación Pablo Neruda, 2021), Letralia, La Parada Poética, Pruka, Los Poetas del 5, in the anthologies Me Vibra II Brevísima Antología Arbitraria Panamá Venezuela (LP5 Editora, 2020) and Una cicatriz donde se escriben despedidas: Antología de poesía venezolana en Chile (Libros del Amanecer), and elsewhere. Her first poetry collection, Afectos, was published by LP5 Editora in April 2022 and a selection of her work is forthcoming in A Scar Where Goodbyes Are Written: The Poetry of Venezuelan Migrants in Chile (LSU Press, 2023). Since 2017, she has lived in Santiago, Chile, where she works as a Spanish teacher.
Assistant Poetry Editor
Peter Mason (he/him) is a Bi+ poet and literary event, program, and development specialist from Rochester, NY living in the Twin Cities area. He earned an MFA from the University of Arkansas, and served as Development Director for the Open Mouth Literary Center. He is a 2022 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship finalist, a recipient of the inaugural C.D. Wright/Academy of American Poets Prize, and an Artists 360 Grant from the Mid America Arts Alliance. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry Magazine, AGNI, Ninth Letter, Booth, Vinyl Poetry & Prose, The Journal, and elsewhere. Currently, he is the Assistant Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota.