Carnival is an online literary magazine featuring poetry and artwork.
We aim to publish at least twice annually.
We are interested in new voices as well as established ones, and in work that wouldn’t be at home in a more traditional literary magazine.
“I have no method for picking poems. I simply pick what pleases me. I am not concerned with truth, nor with conventional notions of what is beautiful. I tend to like poems that engage me – that is to say, which do not bore me. I like elaboration, but I am often taken by simplicity. Cadences move me, but flatness can also seduce. Sense, so long as it’s not too familiar, is a pleasure, but so is nonsense when shrewdly exploited. Clearly, I have no set notion about what a poem ought to be.”
– Mark Strand