Hot Poetry, Cold Poetry, Migrant Poetry: Contemporary Poetry In English

Indran Amirthanayagam has published 19 poetry books including The Migrant States (Hanging Loose Press, 2020), Sur l’île nostalgique (L’Harmattan, Paris, 2020) and Lírica a tiempo (Mesa Redonda, Lima, 2020). He won the Paterson Prize for The Elephants of Reckoning. He is a 2020 Foundation for the Contemporary Arts fellow in poetry. He edits the Beltway Poetry Quarterly ( He hosts the Poetry Channel on Youtube ( 

John Wall Barger’s poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Alaska Poetry Review, Rattle, The Awl, The Cincinnati Review, Poetry Ireland Review, and Best of the Best Canadian Poetry. His poem, “Smog Mother,” was co-winner of The Malahat Review’s 2017 Long Poem Prize. His fourth book, The Mean Game, came out with Palimpsest Press in spring 2019. He lives in West Philadelphia and is an editor for Painted Bride Quarterly.

Sara Cahill Marron is the Associate Editor of the Beltway Poetry Quarterly ( She is the author of Reasons for the Long Tu’m (Broadstone Books, 2018), Nothing You Build Here, Belongs Here (Kelsay Books 2021), and Call Me Spes (MadHat Press 2022). Her work has been published widely in literary magazines and journals. Her work can be read at