Peripheries is a non-profit literary journal established in 2017. We publish poetry, prose, visual art, short stories, and creative nonfiction. We are particularly interested in work that is ‘peripheral’, that is, work that explores the interstices between discourses, traditions, languages, forms, and genres. In this spirit, we have expanded the purview of the journal to include translations, interviews, reviews, aphorisms, recipes, instructions, and manifestos. It is our goal to encourage diverse perspectives and practices—and to see these expressions encounter one another on the page. We seek to bring together marginal and established thought across a wide range of fields -  through poetry, philosophy, and mysticism, which each use language to reach beyond their forms, to draw what is peripheral into the center. We are keen to expand these discussions in whatever way is meaningful to you.

Peripheries invites new and emerging artists to submit their work, including people under-represented in traditional literary circles. We look forward to putting new voices in dialogue with more established writers and artists.


Peripheries is published annually in the spring by Harvard Divinity School’s Center for the Study of World Religions under the supervision of its director Charles M. Stang. Hard copies are printed and distributed free-of-charge to the Harvard community. If you would like to acquire a copy, please contact us.


Editor: Sherah Bloor

Managing Editor: Harry Hall

Designer: Jessica Yuan

Poetry Editors: Emma De Lisle, Sarah Ehrich, Josh Gregory, Amanda Gunn, Franco Paz, Byron Russell, Walter Smelt III, Becca Voelcker

Fiction Editors:

Mafaz al-Suwaidan, Edwin Alanis García, Harry Hall, Kim Mereine, Maria Pinto,   

Visual Art Editors:

Joey Hou (aka Delilah Lyses-sApo) , Emily Raubenheimer, Becca Voelcker, Jessica Yuan

Creative Non-fiction Editors:

Sherah Bloor, Haruka Umetsu Cho, Rebecca Doverspike, Sara Klingenstein

Contact us at: peripheriesjournal@gmail.com

Copyright © 2019 Peripheries Journal 

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