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, creative nonfiction, reviews, aphorisms, recipes, instructions, and manifestos. 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, philosophical 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. If you would like to acquire a copy, please contact us.
The publication of our spring 2020 edition has been postponed due to the global coronavirus pandemic. We hope to be able to publish in the fall.
Editor-in-Chief: Sherah Bloor
Managing Editor: Harry Hall
Designer: Jake Deluca
Poetry Editors: Sam Bailey, Alex Braslavsky, Emma De Lisle, Sarah Ehrich, Edith Enright, Josh Gregory, Amanda Gunn, Tawanda Mulalu, Byron Russell, Ethan Seeley, Walter Smelt III, Martine Thomas, Becca Voelcker, Eden Werring, Jessica Yuan
Mafaz al-Suwaidan, Haruka Umetsu Cho, Rebecca Doverspike, Peter Dziedzic, Edwin Alanis García, Harry Hall, Justin Janesko, Kim Mereine, Leah Muddle, Maria Pinto
Visual Art Editors:
Joey Hou (aka Delilah Lyses-sApo), Becca Voelcker, Joel Werring