Monday, October 22, 2012

Call for Submissions: Others Will Enter the Gates

Black Lawrence Press is now accepting submissions for an anthology of essays by immigrant poets in America, celebrating their contributions to the landscape of American poetry. Immigrant poets living in the United States are invited to submit essays of between 700-5000 words for the anthology.

"No two immigrant poets are the same. Even those from the same country don’t necessarily answer to the same poetics or, for that matter, speak to the same concerns. How, then, do immigrant poets in America define themselves? How do they see and position themselves within the landscape of American poetry or the poetic traditions of their own country? Who might they consider their influences? Answers to these questions are complex, individual, and varied, as seen with the essays we hope to include in this anthology."

Abayomi Animashaun, Nigerian émigré and author of The Giving of Pears, will serve as editor. Deadline: April 15, 2013.

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