How We Started

Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry is an independent publication, affiliated with the Department of English at Caldwell University, Caldwell, NJ.  The idea for the journal arose during a panel discussion at the first conference on The Future of the Catholic Literary Imagination, sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in February 2015.  It will be published annually each spring with a fall reading period from August 1 - October 1.

 In memory of Brett Foster, scholar, poet, faculty of Wheaton College; Susan L. Miller, Mary Ann B. Miller, Angela Alaimo O'Donnell, Paul Mariani, Dana Gioia.

In memory of Brett Foster, scholar, poet, faculty of Wheaton College; Susan L. Miller, Mary Ann B. Miller, Angela Alaimo O'Donnell, Paul Mariani, Dana Gioia.