As its name suggests, it features poetry from the "Beltway" region of the Washington, DC area. The publication strives to "showcase the richness and diversity of Washington area authors in every issue." Special themes have included issues on Walt Whitman, "DC Places," and "The Evolving City". In 2004 the quarterly featured a "Wartime Issue" covering poetic responses to the Iraq War. The quarterly was founded in 2000 by Washington poet Kim Roberts who serves as editor.
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... The Winter 2008 issue explored the work of poets involved in Split This Rock Poetry Festival ... Every other year, Beltway Poetry publishes a special literary history issue, with tributes, interviews, and essays on influential poets who have lived or worked in Washington, DC ...
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