Jacket2 offers commentary on modern and contemporary poetry and poetics. We publish articles, reviews, interviews, discussions and collaborative responses, archival documents, podcasts, and descriptions of poetry symposia and projects.
We also publish discursive explorations and transcripts of material in the PennSound archive. Features in Jacket2 present a wide range of materials about and responses to the work of a single poet or group, and might include reissued or original poems. Jacket2 is also committed to preserving a full, searchable archive of Jacket Magazine issues 1–40, published between 1997 and 2010 by John Tranter, a database of more than a thousand pieces of criticism on contemporary poetry in addition to more than a thousand original works by poets from around the world. Jacket2 is associated with PennSound and the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We gratefully acknowledge the ongoing support of Harry Groome (C’63), whose generous endowment gift helps sustain this website. Other supporters include Elisa Caterfino Mandel (C’83), the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, and the Office of the Provost at the University of Pennsylvania.
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