Please welcome our second of three guest editors, Degna Stone!
Degna Stone is a published poet who has twice received New Writing North awards, and a founder editor at acclaimed poetry journal Butcher’s Dog. She works as an Enabler for the Slate Consortia project, developing routes into creative arts and theatre for BMER artists. She will act as a guest editor for the online magazine, helping to reach audiences and participants from BMER communities. Here is what she’s looking for:
Changing Identity is the theme I’d like to go with.
Have you ever changed your name? Did it change who you are?
Did you ever change the labels that society tried to apply to you? How did that work out?
Have you ever changed your body? Have you ever changed your mind? What did that do to the way you see the world, or the way the world sees you?
Remember. Everything is personal. Everything is political. As always, write what insists on being written.
I’m interested in prose poems that have a touch of the surreal. I want poetry that is plain-speaking but startling. Send your work in a document or an audio file* if you prefer.
*please send a transcript along too.
And remember, we will accept previously published work so long as you include acknowledgement. Send your work as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org and please include a short statement about who you are, and a picture that we can use to illustrate your poem (could be of you, or of something else, so long as you have permissions to use it!).