Slouching Beast Journal was founded in 2021 as a minimalist poetry journal and father/son pandemic venture. Its foundational interest is in how the aesthetics of dread, iconoclasm and metaphysical rupture act against the manufactured contentedness of capitalism and empire.

Slouching Beast Journal accepts all kinds of work, with some bias toward shorter, vivid pieces.

Slouching Beast Journal strives to be a free, artistically anti-hierarchical space. Work from underrepresented, BIPOC, Queer, disabled and working class voices is particularly welcome.

Slouching Beast Journal derives its title from The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats “And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, / Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?”

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Editor – Hunter Gagnon

Hunter Gagnon lives in Kennebunk, Maine, where he writes poetry and fiction. His work has appeared in Joyland, 7×7.LA, Cabildo Quarterly and elsewhere. His current publications and ongoing projects can be found on his website.