shot glass
Issue # 1 March 2010
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare



Shot Glass Journal is an on-line poetry journal devoted to short poetry. Where other poetry journals publish poems of various lengths and forms, Shot Glass focuses on both free verse and form poetry of fewer than 16 lines. This inaugural issue, published under the auspices of Muse-Pie Press, features an international collection of poetry from widely published poets to first-time published poets.

Why only short poetry? It is far more difficult to capture a message in fewer words and still have an affect on a reader. Shot Glass is dedicated to those poets who have much to say in the fewest words possible. As William Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet, "…brevity is the soul of wit…"