Sunday, December 7, 2008


What We Have and What We are Losing
Amoskeag: The Journal of SNHU is published annually in late April.

In a recent interview with Deidre Wengen, Jorie Graham identifies a task for writers concerned about the environment: to make readers "feel (and thus physically believe) what we have and what we are losing" ("Imagining the Unimaginable"

In this issue of Amoskeag, we are not looking for scientific reports of extinctions, glacial loss, and journalistic prose necessarily, but rather for reflections on past, present, and future lives in relation to nature; meditations on the language of "global warming," "climate change," "green ____," and related discourse; (self-reflective) jeremiads regarding population, consumption, etc; or visionary victory gardens and carbon negative utopias. Lighter, tangentially related pieces are also welcome: odes to Henry Ford, the Wright Brothers, or tank tops in winter; epitaphs for the "open road"; epistles to whomever inherits the earth. For more information, click here.

Under the Influence
Babel Fruit is currently inviting submissions of poems specifically written *under the influence of other poems*.

Have you got two roads diverging in a yellow wood?

Do you do “you do not do, you do not do / Any more, black shoe” polished or tap-dancing?

Do you think of breakfast cereal when you hear “O Captain! my Captain!”

Satire especially welcome. (Please let us know which poem you are under the influence of. Sometimes we miss the obvious). For more information click here.

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