Image by Richard Selesnick and Nicholas Kahn.

Muse/A Journal (myoo-zay) is a literary journal that developed from the creative efforts of Gregg Murray to share poetic writing of all themes with a wide network of enthusiasts.  Founded in 2015, Muse/A publishes work by emerging artists and launched its first online publication in April of 2016. We publish lyrical, playful, moving, linguistically-inventive, unique, experimental, moving, honest, diction-sensitive, collaborative, economical, attentive, vested, clever, touching, REAL work.

The inaugural issue, an online issue, was launched at AWP 2016. Since then, Muse/A has published three more online issues (/TWO and /FOUR and /FIVE) and one print issue (/THREE). 2018 began with our print issue (/SIX), released at AWP in Tampa (March 7-10). We publish two online issues and one print issue per annum.

We occasionally take chances on established artists.


Editor in Chief: Gregg Murray






Managing Editor:  Anna Sandy-Elrod






Lyric Essays Editor: Anya Vostrova






Poetry Editor: Shannon Finck






Contributing Poetry Editor: Shamar Hill





Student Editor: Fariha Hossain

We encourage all who desire an honest look into the creative activity of the poetic imagination to join our mission. To continue our efforts, we are seeking donations to assist us in the continual development of this project. The costs of publication, website maintenance, and promotion are challenges for sharing Muse/A Journal with the world.

Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under the Creative Commons 3.0 License.