POETRYIt is difficult to describe r.kv.r.y.'s preference in poetry in a few words. We suggest that potential contributors take a look at the poems contained in our poetry links. We accept traditional and experimental poetry on “recovery” as it is defined here. Poems should have textured, evocative images, use language with an awareness of how words sound and mean, and have a definite voice, remembering that Shakespeare said a poet “gives to airy nothings, a local habitation and a name.” We also welcome "found" poetry.
SHORT STORIES AND LITERARY MEMOIR r.kv.r.y. will publish half a dozen short stories of high literary quality every quarter. We intend to publish fiction that varies widely in style. We prefer stories of character development, psychological penetration, and lyricism, without sentimentality or purple prose. We ask that all submissions address issues related to recovery as defined here.
ARTICLES Articles published by r.kv.r.y. embrace almost every area of adult interest related to “recovery” as defined here: contemporary affairs, history, fiction, poetry, literary criticism, art, music, and the theatre. Material should be presented in a fashion suited to a quarterly that is neither journalistic nor academic. We encourage our academic contributors to free themselves from the constraints imposed by academic journals, letting their knowledge, wisdom, and experience rock and roll on these pages.
r.kv.r.y. 1. The act, process, duration, or an instance of recovering. 2. A return to a normal condition. 3. Something gained or restored in recovering. 4. The act of obtaining usable substances from unusable sources.