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    Canon & Chorus: Black Poets in Prose Forthcoming from Willow Books in 2012—Canon & Chorus: Black Poets in Prose is a collection of essays by emerging and
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      Canon & Chorus: Black Poets in Prose

      Forthcoming from Willow Books in 2012—Canon & Chorus: Black Poets in
      Prose is a collection of essays by emerging and established poets, from
      the African Diaspora, focusing on what poets write, that which gives
      them the impetus to write and the larger job of being a poet. Essays
      might consider themes such as the poet’s purpose in the world
      philosophically; his/her approach to language and how this approach
      fits into the larger poetic landscape. An essay may explore the
      spiritual aspects of form, or consider written or unwritten “texts”
      that provide a metaphor for poets of all walks of life. We are not
      looking for literary criticism, research papers or dissertations. Limit
      essays to 5000 words. Work not previously published encouraged. Format
      essay and bio in Times New Roman, 12 point, as a PDF, and send as an
      attachment to: Niki Herd at
      <canonandchorus(at)aol.com> (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail).

      Deadline: August 15, 2011

      About the Editor:

      Niki Herd grew up in Cleveland and earned degrees in Creative Writing
      from the University of Arizona and Antioch in Los Angeles. Nominated
      twice for a Pushcart Prize, she is the recipient of fellowships from
      Cave Canem and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her work has
      been supported by the Astraea Foundation and the Arizona Commission on
      the Arts, and has appeared in several journals and anthologies. Her
      debut collection of poems, The Language of Shedding Skin, received
      honorable mention for the Benjamin Saltman Award chosen by Nick Flynn.
      In that same year, it was also a finalist for the Main Street Rag
      Poetry Award and was published by the press.

      About the Press:

      Willow Books, the literary imprint of Aquarius Press, specializes in
      exceptional literature by writers dedicated to the craft. Their mission
      is to develop, publish and promote writers typically underrepresented
      in the market. Willow Books has published several nationally-known,
      award-winning authors. www.willowlit.com
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