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Call for Submissions
Trinity University Press and the coeditors of The Ecopoetry Anthology, Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura-Gray Street, are delighted to announce this call for submissions for The Ecopoetry Anthology: Volume II. This new volume acknowledges the changing and heightened landscape, issues, and conversations in ecopoetry since the original anthology was compiled. It will include poems published in 2010 or later, or unpublished work written within that same time frame, by around 100 U.S. poets whose work was not part of the original anthology. Previously published work is welcome as long as the poet controls republication rights. Please send up to 5 poems (7 pages max). The firm deadline is November 1, 2023. There is no fee to submit.
- Send up to 5 poems that total a maximum of 7 pages. No more than one poem per page.
- Please use 12-point type and ideally Times New Roman font.
- Submission should be one document uploaded as .pdf, .doc, .docx, or .rtf.
- The most helpful title of your submission would be simply the number of poems included (i.e., “3 poems,” “5 poems,” etc.).
- Poems can be previously published if you hold publication rights, unpublished, or a mix of the two. Previously published work should have appeared in or since 2010; unpublished work should have been written within the same time frame.
- Cover letter should list the titles of the poems submitted and, if previously published, where and when.
- Submission should be accompanied by a 150-word-max bio written in the third person and uploaded as .doc, .docx or .rtf.
- Deadline: November 1, 2023
Ann Fisher-Wirth’s seventh book of poems is Paradise Is Jagged (Terrapin Books, 2023). Her sixth is The Bones of Winter Birds, and her fifth, a poetry/photography collaboration with Maude Schuyler Clay, is Mississippi. With Laura-Gray Street, she coedited The Ecopoetry Anthology. A senior fellow of the Black Earth Institute, Ann received a Fulbright to the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair of American Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden. She has had artist residencies at Djerassi, Hedgebrook, The Mesa Refuge, Camac, and Storyknife. Her awards and prizes include three poetry fellowships from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Poetry Prize, a Rita Dove Poetry Prize, a Malahat Review Long Poem Prize, and the 2023 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Literature and Poetry from the Mississippi Arts Commission. Current projects besides The Ecopoetry Anthology: Volume II include a ”photopoem” exhibition with Wilfried Raussert, “In the chalice of your thoughts,” to be mounted at the Guadalajara Book Festival next fall and published as a book; and a coedited special issue of the journal Global South titled "The expression of the world is infinite: The Ecoarts Issue," focusing on literature and visual art from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Oceania, and the US South. Ann retired in 2022 from the University of Mississippi, where she taught in the MFA program and directed the Environmental Studies program for 34 years. Until recently, she also taught yoga at Southern Star.
Laura-Gray Street is author of Pigment and Fume and Shift Work and co-editor, with Ann Fisher-Wirth, of The Ecopoetry Anthology and, with Rose McLarney, A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia. Her poetry has received prizes from The Greensboro Review, the Dana Awards, Isotope: A Journal of Literary Science and Nature Writing, and Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built and Natural Environments; and been supported by fellowships from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Artist House at St. Mary’s College in Maryland, and the Hambidge Center for the Arts and Sciences, where she was the Garland Distinguished Fellow in 2016. In 2018 her collaboration with UK visual artist Anne-Marie Creamer was on display in galleries in Sheffield, England, and Yantai, China. She is a 2022–2025 fellow of the Black Earth Institute and has recently co-edited a special issue of Global South titled "The expression of the world is infinite: The Ecoarts Issue" and the “On Rivers” issue of About Place Journal. Street is a professor of English, directs the Creative Writing and Visiting Writers Series Program, and edits Revolute, the MFA’s literary journal, at Randolph College on the unceded traditional lands of the Monacan Indian Nation called Lynchburg, Virginia, between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the James River.
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