AngelHousePress presents NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2018. This year’s contributors come from Brazil, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Scotland and USA to provide us with a range of styles, some of which make us ponder the nature of poetry and stretch ourselves beyond the standard definition of genre. Sometimes in the work that we receive for NationalPoetryMonth.ca, perhaps because of some kind of zeitgeist or current concern, we end up with a theme. This year I would say the theme is that of finding strength in vulnerability.
Thanks to the contributors and all of those who bravely sent their poems and work they weren’t even certain was poems to AngelHousePress for NationalPoetryMonth.ca. AngelHousePress continues its goal to publish raw talent, ragged edges and rebels and to be a home for misfit artists and audiences to find one another.
I hope you enjoy this month-long celebration, which includes video poems, visual art and poetry, typewriter poems, collages and asemic writing. If you find yourself thinking, “that’s not a poem!” we’ve done our job.
I’ll be sharing a link to each day’s poem via social media on our FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/AngelHousePress/ and on Twitter through my personal account: @KikiFolle. Follow along or simply remember to go to NationalPoetryMonth.ca daily through the month of April.
I would also encourage you to visit http://angelhousepress.com/ to check out our chapbooks, read the essays and sign up for our mailing list, and to go to http://experiment-o.com/ our annual pdf magazine that celebrates the art of risk where you will find ten years of art, poetry, prose, and visual poetry.
Thanks for joining us in our celebration of National Poetry Month. Please share the poetry each day with fellow enthusiasts of poetry that doesn’t fit within boundaries.
NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2018 – FREE FOR ALL
Please send poetry, collages, book art, altered books, graphic comics, asemic writing, visual art, visual poems, imaginary letters and anything else you can think of that makes readers question their ideas of what poetry is for consideration for NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2018. Especially welcomed is work by the following groups: women, people of colour, disabled, indigenous and genderqueer writers. We will consider work by writers and artists from all over the world, including translations into English, provided there aren’t copyright issues.
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Text: .doc, .docx, rtf files
Length: no more than 45 lines or 250 words.
Art and visual poetry: jpg files
Number of pieces/poems: unlimited; as many as you like
Video/Audio: I’m not sure. Send it and we’ll see if we can publish.
Deadline: February 28, 2018 March, 5, 2018
Publication status: work can be previously published or unpublished as long as you hold copyright.
Required: short bio in first or third person; contributor photograph.
Response: I will send you an acknowledgement of receipt within a day or so, probably sooner. I will send out acceptances and rejections in March, 2017.
AngelHousePress began NationalPoetryMonth.ca in 2009 as an alternative to institutionalized celebrations of poetry with the goal of expanding preconceived notions of what poetry is or means. My favourite response to the poetry on NationalPoetryMonth.ca is "this isn't poetry!"
We publish one poem/piece of art each day in April for a total of 30 poems/pieces. I use the opportunity to discover potential contributors to Experiment-O.com and to the AngelHousePress limited edition chapbook series, as well as our essay series.
AngelHousePress, established in 2007, publishes raw talent, ragged edges and rebels through its limited edition chapbook series, NationalPoetryMonth.ca, an annual celebration of poetry in April, Experiment-O.com, an annual online PDF magazine that comes out in November, an online essay series and a podcast, the Small Machine Talks. Please visit AngelHousePress.com for more information, and to sign up to our mailing list to stay informed about calls for submission and activities.
I welcome any queries, comments or suggestions you have.
Please kindly share this call with every artist and poet you know.
yr fallen angel,
Ottawa, January 1, 2018
PS: if there was ever a time for your essays on art, creativity, poetry, solidarity, now is it. Visit AngelHousePress.com to see our call for essays, rants, manifestos, interviews, reviews.
PPS: Women and genderqueer poets are welcome to send me up to five pages of poetry if you haven’t yet published a book or chapbook as part of the AngelHousePress free close reading service for new women/genderqueer poets. Include a few of the poets that influence your writing. Send to email@example.com as an attachment.
Happy 2017, friends of AngelHousePress
Experiment-O, Issue 9 features poetry, art, asemic writing and visual poetry from Argentina, Canada, Tunisia and USA: http://experiment-o.com/
You can also access the site & download the issue on your smart phones.
Thanks to the contributors: Sacha Archer, Dominic Bercier, J.C Bouchard, Joel Chace, Nathan Dueck, Carrie Hunter, Jenny MacBain-Stephens, J.F. Martel, Mado Reznik, Sarah Sarai, Louise P. Sloane, and Ali Znaidi.
Experiment-O is an annual PDF magazine established in 2008. Its aim is to bring attention to works that do what art is supposed to do and that is to risk.
AngelHousePress thanks the contributors & in advance, the readers & dedicates this ninth issue to those who “risk the self in order to give the self.” Quote is from Claudia Rankine in her introduction to Adrienne Rich’s Collected Poems: 1950 - 2012 (W.W. Norton & Company, New York, London, 2016).
Experiment-O will consider interviews, reviews, visual art, visual poetry, concrete poetry, poetry, prose, manifestos, maps, rants, blog entries, translations and other digital miscellany.
Please send creative works of merit to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration for future issues. only contributions that are possible in PDF form will be considered; responses will likely only occur if the work is accepted for publication. previously published work is considered. simultaneous submissions are fine too.
Experiment-O advocates a cormorant and lichen free environment.
For further information about AngelHousePress, please go to www.angelhousepress.com.
Published by the 5-year-old upstart Canadian micropress AngelHousePress, NationalPoetryMonth.ca is now in its third year & celebrates the diversity of poetic voices & styles from around the world with 30 contributors from Belgium, Britain, Canada, Finland, Hungary, and the USA.
Every day in April, starting at midnight EST, readers will be able to experience a new poem.
April 1 begins the experience with "A Melancholy Ode to the Degraded Neo-Dadaist 12 linear feet of poetry, Net weight: 114 gr," a collaborative work from
Quebec & Ontario, Canada by Michèle Provost and Grant Wilkins.
Happy National Poetry Month from AngelHousePress.
the angel is in the house