CFP: [General] Geometer Magazine - Arts and Beyond

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Daniel Bennett
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Geometer seeks writers of all disciplines interested in articulating their
speciality for a broad but intelligent audience. We welcome historians
interrogating the forgotten or obscured, biologists and neuroscientists
with an eye for the cultural ramifications of their fields, architects and
planners, geologists, musicians, film makers and artists of all kinds. is a new non-commercial cultural magazine dedicated to
publishing interesting work in any format, including poetry, prose, essay,
fiction, critique and profile, art, photography and music.

Our aim is to create a place for cultural and intellectual life outside of
academia, outside of the commercial, and outside of the ever-proliferating
range of narrow specialisations in the arts and sciences.

Named for the geometer moth* whose caterpillar, lacking the means to crawl
appears to measure the world by the iterations of its forward movement, we
take our direction from our namesake and from the many other associations
of our name. We value subjective precision, earthbound ambition, and an
empiricism grounded in the surfaces of contact between ourselves and the

Current and forthcoming articles include:

    * James Byrne (editor of The Wolf) talks about the state of
contemporary poetry in Britain and beyond
    * Glenn Gould and the Idea of North
    * Peter Philpot profiles the poet Paul Holman
    * Zero Sum: How We Came to Distrust the Modern
    * 'Tears in a Monsoon': Lil Wayne, Girl Talk and the Paradox of Choice
    * A profile of musician, producer and sound artist Will Turner Duffin


Geometer invites submissions of critical essays as well as creative pieces.
Send an outline of your idea to

Geometer is an independent and non-commercial enterprise.

*Over 300 varieties of geometer moth occur in the British Isles, 26,000
worldwide. The family name geometer, meaning literally 'earth-measurer',
refers to the method of locomotion of its caterpillars, which lack the
means to crawl. Instead the geometer caterpillar grasps the ground ahead
with its forelegs, and by drawing up its hind end and arching its body,
grips an adjacent point with its hind legs before propelling itself
forward, reaching out to clasp a more distant point. In this way it appears
that the caterpillar measures the earth by iterations of this same
movement, using the length of its own body as its basic unit of measurement.

Geometer invites submissions of creative work and essays. Send an outline
of your idea to

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