Editors Daniel Westoverand William Wright seek submissions of poems for The World Is Charged: Poetic Engagements with Gerard Manley Hopkins,an anthology of poems that somehow engage the Englishpoet who lived from 1844-1889 and whose innovative poetics brought him famelong after his death.
It is our contentionthat Hopkins’s poetry has influenced poets of succeeding generations at leastas much as the high modernism that is often held up as the dominant forerunnerof contemporary poetry and that poets continue to respond to his poetry’sbeautiful strangeness, spiritual themes, and groundbreaking uses of languageand sound.
We seek a broad rangeof submissions: poems that mention Hopkins or respond to specific Hopkinspoems, poems that engage with Hopkins’s ideas directly, poems thatstylistically derive from Hopkins’s poetics, and even excellent pastiches ofhis work.
There is no readingfee. All submissions must be sent as e-mail attachments to
in one of the following formats: MS Word 1997-2003(.doc), MS Word 2007/2010 (.docx); Rich Text Format (.rtf); or Portable DigitalFormat (.pdf). Please include a short (75-100 word) bio as a separateattachment in one of the above formats. Any questions should be directed toWilliam Wright, at
Deadline for submissions is JUNE 15, 2013.
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