Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Call for Eco-Justice Poems

Split This Rock cofounder Melissa Tuckey seeks poems for Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology to be published by University of Georgia Press. She will consider both previously published and unpublished work. Deadline is July 30th.  
The anthology will include poems at the intersection of social justice and the environment, poems that recognize our human impact on the natural world as well as the political and cultural dimensions of our relationship to the environment.
I’m looking for nature poems on topics such as migration, exile, gentrification, war, food justice, farming, resource extraction, privatization, environmental health, relations with the nonhuman world, climate change, as well as poems that celebrate our connections to the natural world and to each other, new roots and paradigms: community building, urban gardens, farmer’s markets, healthy foods, homesteading (urban, suburban, and rural), protest, resistance, peace-making.   Other topics that fit within the theme are welcome.
The anthology will be multi-cultural, international, and will include both contemporary poetry and poems of our fore-bearers.
To submit poems send them by email to as a word attachment with your name & contact info on the poems.  Please note on your submission, any publication or copyright info on the poems.  Submit up to 5 poems.

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