Sunday, January 16, 2011

Drunken Boat - Poetry opportunities

Drunken Boat accepts general submissions at any time – guidelines here but have fixed deadlines for feature ‘folios’ including First Peoples, Plural (accepting now) in issue #13 - poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, visual art, sound art, video art, and web art by indigenous people worldwide.

Followed by The Bernadette Mayer Folio (closing April 15): ‘Bernadette Mayer's writing experiments, from the 1970s to the present, challenge artists to change the world. We are looking for art and writing that responds to this notion and/or to Bernadette Mayer. Consider ways in which your response might operate at the intersection of conceptual art, performance and experimental work.’

The feature in the current issue is on Eugene O’Neill the Irish-American playwright. Essays (and some poetry) by writers of note, including playwrights, poets, novelists, journalists.

In the poetry section you can experience ‘the huff and shake of Tokyo’ in Three Words, and a Train Station by Stephany Prodromides; How the Great American Novel is Written – for example the protagonist: ‘must live on a reservation or the poor Indian section of a large city/
and refer to it as the Urban Rez’ - by Lara Mann; or what to do when a woman who does not speak English collapses at your feet in Straddling the World in a Rented Car by Bruce Cohen who: '...did not pick up her panicked Spanish but do recognize human urgency anywhere.' Some contributions come with an audio option.

By the way - more Stephany Prodromides poems here.

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