Poetry Flash
Poetry Flash is a literary magazine and website based in the San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area
The San Francisco Bay Area, commonly known as the Bay Area, is a populated region that surrounds the San Francisco and San Pablo estuaries in Northern California. The region encompasses metropolitan areas of San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, along with smaller urban and rural areas...

; it has been called "an institution in the Bay Area's literary culture". It publishes literary reviews, poetry, interviews, and essays as well as an extensive calendar of literary activities on the west coast of the United States.

Poetry Flash is a non-profit corporation. The printed version presently has a tabloid format, appears quarterly, and has a print run of 22,000 copies. Copies are distributed gratis at cafes and shops in the Bay Area or are mailed to paid subscribers. Joyce Jenkins has edited Poetry Flash since 1978; it was founded in 1972 as a mimeographed calendar of Bay Area poetry readings. Jenkins has been the publisher of Poetry Flash since 1980.
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