Powder Keg is an online quarterly journal edited by Zoe Dzunko, Sarah Jean Grimm, and Rebecca Bates. Founded in New York City in the summer of 2014, Powder Keg aims to illuminate the bravest and most exciting voices in contemporary poetry. Powder Keg does not wish to be limited to one region or aesthetic, and is committed to publishing excellent poetry from around the world. Run by friends on opposite ends of the planet, Powder Keg hopes to close the distance.




Zoe Dzunko is the author of SELFLESS (TAR, 2016) and three other chapbooks. Recent poems appear in Sixth Finch, Guernica, The Age, H_NGM_N, Prelude, Australian Book Review, Two Serious Ladies, Tin House (The Open Bar), The Fanzine, et al. She lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she is a doctoral candidate in Creative Writing at Deakin University and Co-Editor of The Lifted Brow

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Sarah Jean Grimm is the author of Soft Focus (Metatron, 2017). Her poems have appeared in The Nervous Breakdown, New York Tyrant, PEN Poetry Series, Triangle House Review, and elsewhere. She lives in New York City, where she works as a publicist at Catapult, Soft Skull, & Counterpoint Press. She tweets at @sarahjgrimm.



Rebecca Bates is a writer living in New York. Her poems have appeared in the Believer, Gigantic, Gulf Coast, LIT, No, Dear, and elsewhere. She has also written for ViceThe Paris Review Daily, The New InquiryNYLON, and other publications. She is a senior editor at Sweet. She tweets at @rebecca_bates