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Peripheries is a non-profit literary and arts journal established in 2017 that publishes artistic work that is, broadly understood, "peripheral"; work that explores the interstices between discourses, traditions, languages, forms, and genres. In this spirit, along with publishing poetry, visual art, and short stories, our scope is expansive, including translations, interviews, reviews, aphorisms, recipes, instructions, and manifestos; we also enjoy material peripheral to published work, such as storyboards, drafts, sketches, and word lists. We encourage formal experimentation that is in a mutually-informing, organic relation to the artist’s topic or question, which might also explore the peripheral: the marginal, the incidental, the boundary-experience, the tangential, the borderline, and particularly the metaxical spaces (that both attract and repel) between artistry, theological speculation, mystical experience, and religious traditions. We are excited to expand these discussions in whatever way is meaningful to you and bring your myriad interpretations into dialogue on our pages. 

Peripheries is proud to publish emerging writers, alongside established luminaries. We invite new artists to submit their work, including those under-represented in traditional literary circles. 


Peripheries is published annually 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.


Print copies of the journal are sold at the Grolier Poetry Book Shop in Cambridge. Digital copies can be downloaded from this website for free.



Sherah Bloor

Managing Editor

Sam Bailey


Gabby Woo

Associate Editor

Emma De Lisle

Senior Editor (Word)

Eden Werring

Senior Editor (Image)

Joel Werring

Senior Editor (Sound)

Rebecca Lane

Poetry Editors

Yahya Ashour, Darius Atefat-Peckham, Benjamin Bellet, Alex Braslavsky, Joanna Burdzel, Yongyu Chen, Shao Wei Chew Chia, Olivia Cowley, Edith Enright, James Fraser, Josh Gregory, Amanda Gunn, Joshua Kurtz, Timothy Leo, Tawanda Mulalu, Madeleine Scott, Ethan Seeley, Walter Smelt III

Prose Editors

Scott Aumont, Rebecca Doverspike, Edwin Alanis García, Harry Hall, Mac Loftin, Veronica Martin, Kim Mereine, Leah Muddle, Maria Pinto

Sound Editors

Nomi Epstein, Rebecca Lane, Andrew Schulman, Martine Thomas

Visual Art Editors

Isabel Bailey, Olivia De Lisle, Joey Hou (aka Delilah Lyses-sApo)

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