Our many publishing projects (books, anthologies, magazines/zines/newsletters), and biographies of poets and artists, primarily focused around the poetry journal Poets' Espressso Review.
What is Poets' Espresso Review?
Poets' Espresso Review is a San Joaquin Delta College Writers’ Guild partnered poetry journal that includes submissions from across the globe, edited by Patricia Ann Mayorga! Originally founded as Poet's Espresso (as in Espresso-type excitement for a poet) in June 2005 by Donald R. Anderson, shortly after, joined by Nikki Quismondo/Anderson as co-editor and co-publishers. She took on most of the eye for aesthetics and he took on most of the technology to perfect what she described. The poetry newsletter was born in Stockton, California, where poets and artists wanted to share their creative works as a zine achieving their dream in being featured as local creative artists. Poets' Espresso Review now comes out tri-annually and is subscription based, of necessity after we grew beyond local distribution. Poets' Espresso Review, as the longer name made its debut in 2010 under the interim editor Stephen M. Wilson and then Patricia Mayorga, the current editor.
How much does it cost?
Each issue costs $6.00 which includes the cost of shipping and mailing within the United States, and $10.00 per issue for out of country orders which includes the cost of shipping and mailing.
Subscription fee is $20.00 per year within the United States and $30.00 per year outside of the United States. Two issues are published annually; donations are welcome. We are a self supporting publication and would like to thank those who contribute through donations and subscriptions. For those who would like to subscribe, contact Patricia Ann Mayorga,
Why Read Poets' Espresso Review?
Poets' Espresso Review is a unique read! If you love the arts, the pages are filled with poetry, art, and original photography. Poets' Espresso Review is also entertaining, inspirational quotes, and advertisements of authors' publications. Brief bios of each author are included! See the poets, get to know them, read their biographies and contact them if you would like to know more about their work.
What You can Submit...
By all means, send us an email or send it through post mail. We need poetry/prose 40 lines per page or less including stanza breaks. For photography and artwork, email them in .jpg, .gif, .png, .tif, or bitmap forms only (or by exception an occasional .pdf or .eps) at PoetsEspressoReview@gmail.com, or mail a copy to Patricia Mayorga, with a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope if you wish your hard copies or photography returned. Most importantly we will need your Contact Information! Include with your submissions your name, phone number, address, a 2 to 4 line bio of yourself written in third person. A photograph of yourself is optional for the bio section. Once we receive your work, we will send it under review to see if it meets the guidelines of Poets' Espresso Review. If your work is selected, you will be contacted via either email, letter, or phone call. Let us know which is preferred.
Submission Guidelines To Poets' Espresso Review?
We look for poetry that is beautiful, thought-provoking, or humorous. If your poem meets one of these areas without strong prejudice, hate, eroticism, or profanity, then you have likely written a poem that will either be published right away or put on hold to be published at a later date. Some of the poetry in each issue will relate to the season, politics of the time, or holidays; however, poetry is not exclusive to mentioned themes.
To Submit to Poets' Espresso Review, Contact Patricia Ann Mayorga, Email: PoetsEspressoReview@gmail.com.
A Word From the Editor.
Poets' Espresso Review copyright remains with respective authors attributed in its text, printing and web rights granted by submission to Patricia Ann Mayorga. See biographies in the issues for full list of copyright owners and information about them in the back of the issue. Thank you to all the contributors of Poets' Espresso Review! We continue because of you!
Thank you to all contributing writers and artists for sharing your poetry with Poets' Espresso Review and a warm welcome to our new writers and artists.
Please consider submitting artwork for possible publication in Poets' Espresso Review. Artwork can include photography, drawings, and paintings. Please email them to Patricia Ann Mayorga at PoetsEspressoReview@gmail.com.
We feature in the menu above, pdfs of past issues of Poets' Espresso Review. Thank you to Donald R. Anderson for his expertise in web management and technology. His dedication to our poetry journal contributes to its continuation, and Patricia Ann Mayorga for her editorial expertise, and to all contributors for their artistic vision.
Patricia Ann Mayorga
Passion of the River Stones
Taken from Patricia Ann Mayorga's River Series
The cool rushing water
swept over the bareness
of her feet as the river life
over and to the sides
of her small feet
balancing on the smooth
cool river pebbles
and she had never felt
She could hear the woodland life
singing songs of
a new day
and the canopy of
reflected and danced
while the dragonflies
darted about her
and she thanked
God for her life
and the whist
lover of her