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Antiphon issue 21

 Issue Twenty One is now live.

See full contents and hear many of the included poets reading their work on our blog!

 June 2017


Drawing a Diagram, Rosemary Badcoe's first collection, is out now from Kelsay Books!

Copies are available from Amazon UK, Amazon US  and directly from the author.

Drawing a Diagram cover


“For all the coolness of Badcoe’s work, its poise and measure, there is huge intensity beneath its surface, and sly humour, and much beauty.”
– Conor O’Callaghan, author of four collections published by Gallery Press in Ireland and Wake Forest University Press in the US, including Fiction and The Sun King.

Click on the Amazon links to get a preview of the book and read some of the poems, and more details are available here


Millstone Grit book

Antiphon, in conjunction with Sheffield Hallam University's Catalyst festival, has produced a print anthology of poetry by poets connected with the university. The book is entitled Millstone Grit, features 36 poets and is edited by Rosemary Badcoe, Noel Williams & Carolyn Waudby.

 Order a copy of Millstone Grit here


Antiphon on-line poetry magazine is dedicated to publishing the best in contemporary poetry from new and established poets.  We also publish reviews of new books and pamphlets from the major publishers and small presses, and articles about aspects of poetry. We welcome submissions from all poets dedicated to producing exciting, musical poetry – see right for current submission guidelines.

Proud to publish Harriet Tarlo, Ann Sansom, Alison Brackenbury, Pippa Little, Helen Mort,
Jan Fortune, Conor O’Callaghan and many excellent new poets.

Over 2000 readers per issue: please join us!


    Issue One, Autumn 2011
Issue Two, Winter 2012
    Issue Three, Spring 2012
  Issue Four,Summer 2012
  Issue Five, Autumn 2012
  Issue Six, Winter 2013
  Issue Seven (Sheffield Poetry Festival),
              Spring 2013
Issue Eight, Summer 2013
Issue Nine, Autumn 2013
    Issue Ten, Winter 2014
    Issue Eleven, Spring 2014
Issue Twelve, Summer 2014
    Issue Thirteen, Autumn 2014
    Issue Fourteen, 2015
    Issue Fifteen, 2015
    Issue Sixteen, 2015
Issue Seventeen, 2016
Issue Eighteen, 2016
Issue Nineteen, 2016



Call for Submissions

Please read the guidelines under 'Submissions' for details.

Submissions are now open for issue 22 until 17th December 2017.

Want feedback on your work?  See here



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