Maximus is a journal of poetry.

It’s important, at this point, to mention that Maximus publishes poetry of unusual form: disobedient poetry; poetry that is in vehement defiance of what we think poetry should look, feel, and taste like. That’s all Maximus is, really.

The works of Tom Will, Wallace Barker, Charles Olson, Joyelle McSweeney, Alice Notley, Lena Dunham, Frank O’Hara, Ted Berrigan, Elliot Earls, Allen Ginsberg, Thomas Jefferson, John Boswell, Flannery O’Connor, J. M. Coetzee, Simone Weil, Joyce Carol Oates, Calvin Westra, James Baldwin, Camille Paglia, Herman Melville, Gore Vidal, Margaret Mitchell, Ezra Pound, Bei Dao, Pauline Kael, Woody Allen, Kelby Losack, William Carlos Williams, Michel Houellebecq, Ruth Baumann, Tennessee Williams, Jane Austen, Langston Hughes, Andy Warhol, Kenneth Koch, Mary Oliver, Samuel Delany, Robert Creeley, Emily Dickinson, and Mao Zedong inspire Maximus.

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