Cave Wall, published twice a year (or once a year while our children
are little), is a national literary magazine dedicated to publishing the
best in contemporary poetry. We w
elcome poems of any length
and style from both established and emerging poets
of all identities.
Each issue includes black & white art, as well.

Poems first published in
Cave Wall have been featured on Poetry
Daily, Verse Daily, The Writer's Almanac
, and in the Best American
Poetry, Best New Poets,
and Pushcart Prize awards anthologies.

Editors: Rhett Iseman Trull & Jeff Trull
Assistant Editor: Michael Boccardo
Editorial Assistant: Tracey Nafekh
Official Poem Accepter: Audrey Trull
Contributing Art Editor: Dan Rhett

Contributing Editors: Angela Dribben, Saly Rosen-Kindred, Renee

Editorial Advisory Board:
Dan Albergotti, Sandra Beasley, Natasha Trethewey
What folks are saying about Cave Wall:
"Cave Wall is my new favorite journal. Elegantly
printed, thoughtfully edited,
Cave Wall gathers
together wonder-filled poems with spare drawings
to create the perfect read. This is how it should be
          --Sebastian Matthews
Stores carrying Cave Wall:
If you are a bookseller or you know of a store that might be interested in
Cave Wall, please email Rhett at  

In our self-distribution efforts, we try to make the process as easy as possible
for our stores.  Here's what one bookseller has to say about working with

"With just one email or phone call, I can get the new issue of
Cave Wall, plus a
ready-to-mail envelope for the returns, delivered right to my doorstep.  It’s such
a quick and efficient process that supporting an independent publication couldn’t
be any easier for a busy bookseller."
    --Joanne Cavin, Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Charlotte, NC)
North Carolina:

Downtown Books and News
Asheville, NC

Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Regulator Bookshop
Durham, NC

cuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

Glenwood Community
Greensboro, NC

Open Books: A Poem Emporiu
2414 N. 45th St.
Seattle, WA

McIntyre's Fine Books & Bookends
2000 Fearrington Village
Pittsboro, NC

Quail Ridge Books & Music
3522 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC

Pomegranate Books
4418 Park Ave.
Wilmington, NC

Bear Pond Books
77 Main St.
Montpelier, VT

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room
114 South Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI
"Cave Wall reminds me of why I started writing
poetry in the first p
                                                --Natasha Trethewey
“Living in a city apartment, I’ve adapted to giving
away or recycling literary journals. There is one
exception to that rule: Cave Wall. We keep them
             --Sandra Beasley
Contact us at