Submissions are temporarily closed. Idiolexicon will be back in a new format in the spring of 2011.

Poetry is huge. We're interested in poetry's ever-morphing relationships with language, grammar, rhythm, metaphor, image..., but we're interested in its relationship with other things, too: politics, economics, theatre, video games, opera, popular music, religion. The most compelling poetry is argumentative without being didactic, political without being dogmatic.

Our hope is that as Idiolexicon grows, it will become a harbor for serious argument and dialogue through poetry. Send responses to other poems that have been featured in Idiolexicon. Send responses to other poems that have not been featured in Idiolexicon. Send your notes from yesterday's football game. Send your annotated version of the State of the Union address. Send the rejection letter you'd send Harold Bloom if you had the chance.