The Recluse is The Poetry Project’s annual literary magazine. After going digital in 2014, in 2020 we continued to present digital content, available without a paywall, and also began publishing a limited edition print version of the magazine.
The Recluse, rather than reiterating the vision of solitary and distant poet/genius, is fundamentally about sociality, about communication and community. The launch — along with the workshop reading and the volunteer and intern reading — is one in a trilogy of free parties we host to mark the end of the season, to celebrate the creative work that grows in and around this collective space we make together. Each issue is edited collaboratively by Project staff.