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    CALL FOR POEMS 21st Century Howlers: A New Generation Jazz and Blues Anthology In the past ten to twenty years, a new generation of poets has emerged that
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      CALL FOR POEMS
      21st Century Howlers: A New Generation Jazz and Blues Anthology

      In the past ten to twenty years, a new generation of poets has emerged
      that seeks to expand and deepen the call-and-response tradition of Jazz
      and Blues music into the 21st century. Many of these poets may have not
      experienced a time when Blues or Jazz were the country’s common vernacular
      or were played with any heavy rotation on their local radio stations.

      As we quickly approach the centennial of Jazz and Blues, this anthology
      seeks to gather the voices of a new generation of Howlers: those poets
      whose work embodies or addresses the musical traditions of Jazz and Blues,
      and who began actively publishing no earlier than 1995. Editors are
      particularly interested in innovative approaches, reinterpretations, and
      engagements with the contemporary socio-historical moment and/or Jazz and
      Blues scene. Each poet featured in the anthology will provide a short
      commentary or anecdote on the ways Blues and/or Jazz have affected their
      writing.

      E-mails should contain a cover letter and submission as one attachment in
      Microsoft Word. Previously published work must be acknowledged in the
      cover letter. Submissions will be taken on an ongoing basis until March
      15, 2010, e-mail <21stHowlers(at)gmail.com> (replace (at) with @). 

      Co-editors of this anthology are

      Tyehimba Jess, Duriel E. Harris, and Patricia Smith.








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