Nov 6, 2008

Call for Submissions: Poetic Responses to the 2008 American Elections

While the He/art Pants: Poetic Responses to the 2008 American Elections

Call for Submissions

Artistic representations, responses, and interrogations of electoral events are very important expressions of the endless conversation between art and historical experience. The 2008 American elections stimulated a lot of artistic responses and there were, in the campaign discourses, some subtle invocations of the postures of presidential aspirants to literature and cultural productions generally. What, as a poet (defined broadly), is the meaning of this whole experience of the 2008 elections? Send us your previously unpublished works (poems, paintings, manipulated photographs, etc) about the 2008 US elections for inclusion in an online anthology: While the He/Art Pants (a title derived from Walt Whitman's poem reproduced below), to soon appear on the Poet's Corner, Fiera Lingue. Images should be in jpeg format. As this promises to be a very interesting project, we request that you send up to five of the most uncompromising and stylistically surprising of your works and a short bio. Other works that do not necessarily focus on the 2008 US elections but are relevant to the dialogue between art and democratic politics will be considered.

Submissions are to be made electronically to:
Obododimma Oha (Guest Editor)


Anny Ballardini (Editor, The Poet's Corner)

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