︎ Spectra Poets is a print publication and online collective of perspectives stretching language into and beyond a catalog of edges.



Spectra began as an idea mid-pandemic when I heard about a community of people called Spellers. They cannot speak. Most of them have autism and use written word to express what they cannot say. This was the beginning. I wanted to create a magazine for them to be read alongside other poets, both prominent and unknown, without publishing anyone solely based on their identity or ability. We each/all land somewhere along a variety of cultural and psychological spectra, but we share even more. I want to focus on that—what comes across. The point is the poetry. Spectra publishes poetry that connects, poetry that can be felt, poetry that unveils truths about earthly existence, and poetry as art.





Editor Erica Avey
Print Design Wiegand von Hartmann
Digital Brand & Logo Design Duane Dalton
Printing Stückle Druck, Germany





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