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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, 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.


Print copies of the journal are sold at the Grolier Poetry Book Shop in Cambridge.


Editor-in-Chief: Sherah Bloor

Managing Editor: Sam Bailey

Designer: Jake Deluca

Senior Editor (Word): Eden Werring

Senior Editor (Image): Joel Werring

Poetry Editors: Benjamin Bellet, Alex Braslavsky, Emma De Lisle, Edith Enright, Josh Gregory, Amanda Gunn, Timothy Leo, Aditya Menon, Kate Monaghan, Tawanda Mulalu, Madeleine Scott, Ethan Seeley, Martine Thomas, Walter Smelt III

Prose Editors:

Mafaz al-Suwaidan, Scott Aumont, Rebecca Doverspike, Edwin Alanis García, Marta Jordana, Harry Hall, Rebecca Lane, Veronica Martin, Kim Mereine, Leah Muddle, Maria Pinto

Visual Art Editors:

Olivia De Lisle, Joey Hou (aka Delilah Lyses-sApo), Maria Matulewicz, Becca Voelcker

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