Pirene’s Fountain is an online poetry journal, now a division of Glass Lyre Press. The original vision of Pirene’s Fountain was to provide a platform where poets could find a meeting ground, learning from and inspiring each other regardless of school, style or form. Pirene’s Fountain publishes poetry and reviews. We are honored to feature work from some of the best poets writing today. Starting next year, Pirene’s Fountain will become an annual print literary journal.
In the lore of Greek myths, naiad Pirene was grief-stricken by the death of her son, Cenchrias. She dissolved into a fountain of tears outside the gates of Corinth. It was said the essence of a naiad was tied to her spring; she could no longer exist if the spring dried up, as is often the case with inspiration and poetry. Pirene’s fountain was one of three springs associated with Pegasus, and was sacred to the muses, who drank of the waters for fresh inspiration.
At Pirene’s Fountain, it is our hope that we can share of each other’s knowledge, and in the spirit of Ancora Imparo –“ I am still learning,” open our hearts and minds to inspiration.Visit Pirene's Fountain
Pirene’s Fountain consistently presents fine work. What a beautiful issue! The showcase features are especially wonderful and I thought all the poems in the issue spoke to one another.
There is a sense of richness and culture, of openness and humanity within these pages. I feel like this magazine opens its arms and welcomes you in.
I've only recently discovered Pirene's Fountain and now find myself reading from it every day. I am by turns, surprised, delighted, moved and inspired by the poetry and artwork found therein and especially enjoy the Poet's Showcase.
Thank you for turning me on to Lisel Mueller's poetry. I just bought her book, thanks fully to your Showcase. "In Passing" just took my breath away . . . perhaps once I read the collection, I'll never get it back.
Pirene's Fountain is the most beautiful magazine on the web.
I couldn't think of a lovelier place than Pirene's Fountain to have a conversation about poetry. The issue looks stunning and I can’t wait to read more. Right from the beginning I knew Pirene’s Fountain was going to be a beacon.