Gleam: Journal of the Cadralor

the gleaming thread illuminated by the fifth stanza

Explore the Cadralor

Read the poems from our Inaugural Issue

Discover the Possibilities

Learn more about this poetic form and learn the rules

Experience the Feeling

Write your own cadralor and submit for Gleam’s next issue


Noun: a poetic form, consisting of five short, unrelated, highly-visual stanzas.

“The cadralor is a poem of 5, unrelated, numbered stanzaic images”


Plural format of poetic form ‘cadralor’

“Imagery is crucial to cadralore”

About Us

Gleam is a journal wholly devoted to the new poetic form, the cadralor. Co-created by three of Gleam’s editors, the cadralor consists of five short, unrelated, highly-visual stanzas.

More About Cadralor

Get In Touch

If you are interested in submitting your own cadralor poem or if you have questions, you can reach out to our Gleam email. We look forward to hearing from you!

Call for Submissions

Meet the Editors

The cadralor was co-created by:
Lori Howe, Editor in Chief
Christopher Cadra, Senior Editor
Mary Carroll-Hackett, Contributing Editor

Meet the Editors