History and Mission

Intro to Ricochet

Ricochet Review is an annual poetry magazine striving to publish established and emerging writers who work in poetry and poetry translations from various languages. 

The Ricochet Review editorial board comprises student poets and is guided by faculty and editors at Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center.

Why “Ricochet”?

Ricochet Review received its name during the first editorial board meeting where the editors discussed the vision of the magazine. In batting around possible names, one of our editors, Marti Rosen, suggested Ricochet. It stuck immediately.

The name encapsulates the concept of the magazine: ideas about the art and craft of well-written poetry ricochet between more and less experienced poets, together mapping and building what poetry can be.