poet seeks poems about TV for anthology
- Dear Poetry Colleague:
I'd like to invite you to contribute work to an anthology of television poems that I'm editing. Poets Wear Prada, a NJ-based press, is the publisher. We're projecting release in 2013.
Contributors to date include Billy Collins, Dorianne Laux, Ron Padgett and David Trinidad.
There are anthologies of movie poems and music poems. As far as I've been able to determine, there are no anthologies of poetry about a medium that has affected our language, our perceptions of the world, our politics, our economy, our opinions, and our tastes and interests.
If this project interests you, please sen d up to three poems, five pages maximum, to <tvpoems(at)yahoo.com> (replace (at) with @ in sending email). The deadline is Sept. 30. Previously published work is eligible, as long as you retain the rights.
Information about me is available at www.joelallegretti.com.
Please don't send work on the following topics, as I've already accepted poems covering them:
People and Characters
Philo Farnsworth, pioneer in the development of TV
Ozzie and Harriet and their sons
Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner
St. Clare of Assisi, patron saint of television
Rocky and Bullwinkle
The Tonight Show
The < st1:sn w:st="on">Addams Family
I Love Lucy
My So-Called Life
The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Brady Bunch
The Newlywed Game
Jersey Shore< o:p>
Wheel of Fortune
The Twilight Zone
One Step Beyond
The Outer Limits
Law and Order
Influence of TV on our lives
The introduction of TV
Commercial breaks during televised sports
National and local news/reports of war
1984 Apple Super Bowl commercial
Commercials for laundry detergent
Local cable access
Evangelical religious programming
Puerto Rican soap operas
Cop reality shows
Disney and Hanna-Barbera cartoons
I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.