In the Tempered Dark: Contemporary Poets Transcending Elegy
Deadline May 31 (must be received by this date). Black Lawrence Press seeks submissions of poems and micro-essays for an anthology about grief and loss, to be edited by Lisa Fay Coutley. Previously published poetry is eligible. Writers should send 1-3 grief poems and one micro-essay of approximately 500 words that considers (creatively or critically) the relationship between their body of grief and the body of their submitted poems. Submissions without the essay will not be considered. Grief and loss may be interpreted broadly; poets should not feel beholden to work that explores only death, though traditional elegies are also welcome.
Published: February 17, 2022