Welcome to the inaugural issue of Anacapa Review! We are grateful to the many poets who allowed us to consider their work for this issue. Our goal is to curate an issue of excellent, engaging poetry that readers will read from beginning to end.

Jessica Jacobs

Perseverance Prayer
Ars Poetica

Emily Badri

Seed Self
All Ashen

Natalie Marino

California Stars

Lisa Alvarez

the heavy weather of childhood

Tom Laichas

Lemon Tree Season

Elise Hempel


Patty Seyburn

Aye! And what then?
My old friend

Lupita Eyde-Tucker

Mi Telenovela

Emma Trelles

January Space Station

Michael Meyerhofer


Daniel Thomas

In the Harbor

Brendan Walsh