Meet Noah Stetzer, A&U’s New Poetry Editor

A&U is pleased to announce Noah Stetzer as our magazine’s new poetry editor. After publishing some of his wonderful poems over the years, we look forward to working with Noah as he introduces and showcases other poets’ responses to the pandemic.

Noah Stetzer received an MFA from Warren Wilson College and was a 2014 Lambda Literary Retreat Fellow. His poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and his work won A&U’s 2015 Christopher Hewitt Award for Poetry. You can find Noah’s poems in such journals as the New England Review, The Good Men Project, Chelsea Station, and as part of the HIV: Here & Now Project (Indolent Books). He is the author of Because I Can See Needing a Knife (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2016). Born and raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Noah now lives in the Washington, D.C. area.

Says Stetzer: “My ideas about poetry aren’t very complicated. Poetry, I think, is often a startling experience of everyday language—suddenly words seem to behave differently. That surprise leads me to stop and pay attention to whatever a poem is looking at. But I can’t think of a clearer statement that I might make about the importance of poetry, and really all writing, in the fight against AIDS than SILENCE = DEATH.”

Read a poem by Noah Stetzer by clicking here.

If you are interested in submitting poetry, review the guidelines and instructions on the Submission page by clicking here.