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marks the 4th anniversary of
One Sentence Poems going live. 

We published our first poem on March 14, 2014. It was by Eric Burke. We’ve made an Eric Burke poem an anniversary tradition at OSP, and Eric’s latest will hit your inbox shortly.

Sometime this summer, we will publish our 1000th poem. When we do, we’ll probably miss that we did it and then we’ll realize we did when we publish poem #1009 or something. It’s like that thing that happens with the odometer of your car when you look forward to it rolling over 88,888 miles and you forget and you look down and it’s at 88, 894. DAMN IT!

Let’s mark this occasion by establishing the One Sentence Poems Hall of Fame of People Who Have Published the Most Work on One Sentence Poems. Here they are:

  • Howie Good
  • Brad Rose
  • Devon Balwit
  • Andy Fogle
  • J. R. Solonche
  • Keith Nunes
  • Mark Young
  • Steve Klepetar
  • William Cullen, Jr.

Thanks to these folks, and thanks to all who have submitted, all who subscribe, all who are our readers.

Special shout-out to Editor Emeritus Robert Scotellaro.

Dale & Elizabeth


Thanks from Your Editors

We just had occasion to check the index and note that One Sentence Poems has now published 758 poems, give or take 1 or 2, in the three-and-a-half years we’ve been online. For the most part, those have been published one day at a time.

In the absence of an anniversary or a nice round number of poems, we choose today to thank all our contributors and readers.

Thank you!

Dale Wisely
Elizabeth McMunn Tetangco
Robert Scotellaro (co-founder and editor emeritus)

Sarah Hutchins


We are a pair of dolls,
both familiar and strange,
acting out old roles in a new dollhouse,
under the whim of a lording child.

More than you probably wanted to know about Sarah Hutchins can be found at

A note from the editors

This is not an anniversary of the founding of this journal. We haven’t just posted some big round number of posts. It’s just a Friday night in North America and we are moved to take this moment to thank all the poets who have sent One Sentence Poems their work, accepted or not accepted. Special thanks to our regular contributors. We won’t try to name them, but they know who they are. And thanks to co-founder emeritus Robert Scotellaro, whose work published on Right Hand Pointing really inspired the project.

We are routinely amazed by the quality of the work we see here.  It’s a truly gratifying endeavor for us. Thank you.

Dale Wisely & Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco


Our thanks to Robert and welcome to Elizabeth.

We thank Robert Scotellaro who, two years ago, co-founded One Sentence Poems and has been our colleague and co-editor in this project since the beginning. Robert inspired the idea, when he guest-edited an issue of Right Hand Pointing consisting of one-sentence poems.

It’s been a great pleasure to work with him. Robert is now stepping aside for other pursuits. Thank you, Robert.

I’m happy to say that Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco has agreed to serve as One Sentence Poem’s co-editor. Elizabeth has contributed poems to the journal and guest-edited the poems that are appearing this month. We look forward to working with Elizabeth!

Marching on!

We are pleased that our frequent contributor, Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco, is our guest-editor for the month of March. Thanks, Elizabeth!

Dale Wisely                     Robert Scotellaro

Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco is our guest editor for March.

We are pleased that one of our most frequent contributors, Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco, is our guest-editor for the month of March. Thanks, Elizabeth!

Dale Wisely                     Robert Scotellaro