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portfolio closes its doors

The Muse is sad to announce that Portfolio Weekly has ceased publication. Please do not submit poems to us for publication in Portfolio.

AltDaily, Hampton Roads' news, arts, and culture alternative, is now accepting poetry, short story, and creative nonfiction submissions. Preference is given to content about, and of, the Hampton Roads region. Please only send one email with no more than three attachments to literary@altdaily.com.

current issue


"Wormly Creek Marina," by Emily Claire Williams appears in the September 9, 2008 issue of Port Folio Weekly on page 22.

past portfolio issues


"pink paper umbrellas," by Donna Campbell appears in the July 29, 2008 issue of Port Folio Weekly on page 45.

Carol Saul Bayma in Port Folio Weekly.

"Garage Wrens," by Carol Saul Bayma appears in the June 24, 2008 issue of Port Folio Weekly on page 26.

Jane Ellen Glasser in Port Folio Weekly.

"The Old Lie," by Jane Ellen Glasser appears in the May 27, 2008 issue of Port Folio Weekly on page 75.

Michael Blumenthal in Port Folio Weekly.

"Virtue," by Michael Blumenthal appears in the April 22, 2008 issue of Port Folio Weekly on page 40.

Kindra McDonald in Port Folio Weekly.

"Sharing First Figs in Your Backyard," by Kindra McDonald appears in the March 18, 2008 issue of Port Folio Weekly on page 30.

Kathy Sarosdy in Port Folio Weekly.

"The Danger of John Donne to Young Women," by Kathy Sarosdy appears in the March 4, 2008 issue of Port Folio Weekly on page 31.


Deb Markham in Port Folio Weekly.

The special poetry issue of Port Folio Weekly, January 15, 2008. Muse poet, Deb Markham, is on the cover. Featuring: "Goin' to Church in the Lower Ninth Ward," by Mac McKinney; "Sharing First Figs in Your Backyard," by Kindra McDonald; "'T' is for Tapia," by Nathan M. Richardson; "Cradled in the Past of our Wanton Desire," by Deb Markham; "Waiting for Atticus," by Christy Lumm; "Tomorrow," by Terry Cox-Joseph; "The Krispy Kreme Spelling Bee," by Daniel Pravda; "Suicide in A Second Floor Walk-Up," by Michael Jemal; "Grace," by Luisa Igloria; "Ananda," by Zida Ash; "Vision in the Shake," by Maxwell Despard; "Fathers, Gods and Lovers," by Mirabai Boykin; and "Absent possibility," by Patti Hinson. Begins on page 16.

Nathan M. Richardson in Port Folio Weekly.   Deb Markham in Port Folio Weekly.   Christy Lumm in Port Folio Weekly.   Terry Cox-Joseph in Port Folio Weekly.

Jonathan Dillion.

"John Coltrane Replies, after Pursuance," by Jonathan Dillion appears in the December 25, 2007 issue of Port Folio Weekly on page 30.

Fred Foote.

"Soul Train," by Fred Foote appears in the November 20, 2007 issue of Port Folio Weekly on page 42.

Ann Falcone Shalaski.

"Hershey Kisses and Elvis," by Ann Falcone Shalaski appears in the October 16, 2007 issue of Port Folio Weekly on page 58.

Eddie Dowe.

"The Cool Season" (After Mary Whyte's Painting, Summer Solstice, by Eddie Dowe appears in the September 18, 2007 issue of Port Folio Weekly on page 38.

Bill Glose.

"Cutting," by Bill Glose appears in the August 15, 2007 issue of Port Folio Weekly on page 35.

"Propheta: Final Solution: Poland: December 1943," by Jason Lester Atkins appears in the July 17, 2007 issue of Port Folio Weekly on page 67.

Beth Bilderback.

"Captain Velcro," by Beth Bilderback appears in the May 29, 2007 issue of Port Folio Weekly in its Back Pages.

Patrick Flynn.

"Transformation of the Ovary (into Fruit)," by Patrick Flynn appears in the May 1, 2007 issue of Port Folio Weekly in its Back Pages.

Luisa Igloria.

"The Life That Is Hidden," by Luisa A. Igloria appears in the March 27, 2007 issue of Port Folio Weekly in its Back Pages.

Mirabai Boykin.

"So Skin," by Mirabai Boykin appears in the February 27, 2007 issue of Port Folio Weekly in its Back Pages.

Zida Ash in Port Folio Weekly.

The special poetry issue of Port Folio Weekly, January 8, 2007. Muse poet, Zida Ash, is on the cover. Includes poems written for the By the Sea exhibition at the Mariners' Museum and other poems written by Hampton Roads poets. Featuring: "Emigrant," by Michael Jon Khandelwal; "Theories of Navigation," by Patti Hinson; "Unframed," by Zida Ash; "Looking for Whitman in New York City," by Michael Jemal; "There Are No Bridges to This Place," by Lisa Hartz; "Cold Storage," by Abbie McGee; "Hour of..." by Robert P. Arthur; "Begin Again," by Ruth A. Lewis; "Contemplation: the River Below," by Steve Fuller; "Distinction," by Daniel Pravda; and "Importadas," by Nan Byrne.