Into the Teeth of the Wind

Into the Teeth of the Wind is a student-run poetry journal sponsored by the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. We seek great poetry, particularly poems concerned with people, identity, and social justice.


We have published work by Barry Spacks, Tobias Wolff, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Paul Willis, Christopher Buckley, Chryss Yost, Glenna Luschei, Perie Longo, John Ridland, Ángel García, Sara Borjas, Jacqueline Balderrama, Wesley Holtermann, Greg Emilio, and Caroline Allen.


Into the Teeth of the Wind is not accepting submissions at this time.  Into the Teeth of the Wind typically publishes one issue per year, in the first week of June. We accept both poetry and art submissions year-round.

We take our name from William Carlos Williams’s poem, “The Manoeuvre”:

The Manoeuvre

I saw the two starlings

coming in toward the wires.

But at the last,

just before alighting, they

turned in the air together

and landed backwards!

that's what got me – to

face into the wind's teeth.

 - William Carlos Williams

The review was founded by Brian E. Langston; past Editors-in-chief include Mel Rosenberg, Alison Green, Anne Miszklevitz, Amber Wallace, Lara Bradshaw, Rim Vilgalys, Lisa Asanuma, Amy Arani, Jordan Young, and Torrie Ogilvie.