About us

 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 (ISSN 2167-2326) 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.


Jacket2 does not read unsolicited submissions. We will be reading unsolicited queries during the month of January 2022. Please note that Jacket2 publishes new poetry only as part of critical commentaries and features; we are not currently reading submissions of poetry.


Publishers, please send review copies to: Michelle Taransky, Reviews Editor, Jacket2, Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6150. Please note that we cannot guarantee reviews of books sent for consideration. 

Al Filreis

Associate Publisher
Jessica Lowenthal

Julia Bloch
Michael S. Hennessey

Managing Editor
Kenna O’Rourke

International Editor
Sarah Dowling

Reviews Editors
Knar Gavin
Ariel Resnikoff
Michelle Taransky
Orchid Tierney
Jess Shollenberger

Fellow in Poetic Practice
Knar Gavin

Interviews Editor
Katie L. Price 

Reissues Editor
Danny Snelson

Podcast Editor
Steve McLaughlin

Associate Editor
Pam Brown

Assistant Editors
Susan Landers
Michael Nardone

Contributing Editor
Ann Vickery

Founding Editor
John Tranter

Editorial Assistants: Gabriela Portillo Alvarado, Kendall Owens, Lucas Schrier, Sof Sears

Technical Director
Chris Martin

Technical Advisor
Chris Mustazza