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August 01, 2020

Call for Submittal of Poems for a Green Poetry Anthology

To Connecticut Poets from CT Poet Laureate, Margaret Gibson

All poets who live in Connecticut are invited to send poems to be considered for inclusion in an anthology funded by an Academy of American Poets Grant to the State Poet Laureate, Margaret Gibson.  The anthology will be published by Grayson Books in Hartford and will be released in time for Earth Day, 2021.

 

The anthology will be comprised of poems that take as their focus the living world that surrounds us in this time of climate crisis. Such poems are called by various names:  climate crisis poetry, eco-poetry, nature poetry, “green” poetry.  We are looking for poems that explore what you experience and respond to in the natural world around you, remembering that the natural world is impacted by human choices and actions. Wherever we live— city, town, village, country, woods, seaside, mountain—is affected by our social and political and spiritual choices.  Pesticide run-off spoils rivers; industrial waste creates brown fields; incinerators get put in poor neighborhoods; as species go extinct, our lives also become endangered. 

 

In a time of crisis, it is crucial to write “love poems to the earth”— poems that praise and respect what it is to live on this earth and that pay attention to specific living beings.  But “Nature” is not all primroses and otters.  It is equally crucial to write poems that warn of the dangers as temperatures rise, oceans rise, weather pattern alter, and cities begin to sink.  Making connections between racial and social injustice and environmental injustice, between ecosystems and social systems, between human and other living beings—all this is “Nature” poetry.

 

We welcome poems from poets of every racial and cultural background and experience: we all live on this earth together.

 

Submissions open August 1, 2020, and conclude on October 10, 2020.  Poems will not be considered outside of this time period.

 

SEND NO MORE THAN 3 POEMS OF ANY LENGTH, on a single document. You may send previously published poems IF you hold the rights to republish.  Please number the pages and put only your name on the poems themselves.  Electronic submissions only, via Submittable to Grayson Books.  Here’s the link for submission. 

 

https://graysonbooks.submittable.com/submit/169406/anthology-of-poems-on-the-environment

 

Your poems will be read by several readers.  The final judge for the anthology will be Margaret Gibson.  Advisors for the anthology include Marilyn Nelson, Bessy Reyna, David Leff. 

 

Payment will be a copy of the anthology.

September 04, 2019

Call for Guilford Artists to Exhibit work at Guilford Town Hall

Shoreline Arts Alliance

Shoreline Arts Alliance is currently seeking a Guilford based artist to exhibit work at the Guilford town hall. Work can be on exhibit for 1 - 3 months depending on length of time requested by the artist. Work that is focused on Guilford, landscapes, history, or Connecticut are encouraged to apply, some work may not fit the setting but we ask that you submit just to be sure. 

Exhibition dates range from November 2019 - Summer of 2020. Specific dates can be set between Artist and the Shoreline Arts Alliance staff. 

Please send an email to Whitney at communications@shorelinearts.org in order to submit examples of your work.

September 04, 2019

Call for Shoreline Based Artist for Exhibition at Women and Family Life

Shoreline Arts Alliance

Shoreline Arts Alliance is seeking several artists for upcoming exhibitions at Women and Family Life Center in Guilford, CT. Artists must reside in the Shoreline towns ranging from New Haven to New London. Women, especially women of color, are strongly encouraged to submit work for any of the upcoming exhibitions at this location. 

Exhibition dates are available throughout all of 2020. 

To submit work for consideration please email Whitney at communications@shorelinearts.org. Work that is strongly focused on women, family, home life, children, landscapes, or portraits will be considered. 

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