CFP: Modern/Contemporary Poetry, Performance: (no deadline; scholarly website)

full name / name of organization: 
Kenneth Sherwood
contact email:, seeks critical essays, commentaries, and reviews on
oral and aural poetries with an emphasis on the 20th- and 21st
centuries. Contributions related to American Modernist poetry,
Ethnopoetics, the Black Mountain School, New York School, and more
recent experimental poetry are particularly welcome. Featured authors
at Audibleword include: Cecilia Vicuna, Charles Bernstein, Rachel Blau
DuPlessis, John Taggart, and Martin Espada.

The pervasive digital distribution of poetry audio (and development of
archives and portals such as PennSound, the Electronic Poetry Center,
and Ubu Web, not to mention literary podcasts) suggest that the
contexts for reception of poetry are undergoing a shift.
Contributions are sought which will help shape the reception and
critical discourse for aural poetry.

- close-listening of poetry performance events
- critical scholarly essays
- reviews and hyrid genre commentaries (esp. as related to the featured poets)
- methodological discussions and theorization of transcription,
documentation, audio editing and presentation

We will consider first web publication of pieces that have previously
appeared in print only.

----About the Site: AudibleWord.Org promotes the appreciation and study oforal and aural poetries of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.We aim to make performance documents in digital media freelyaccessible to students, teachers, scholars, and artists. Incollaboration with contemporary practitioners, as well as critics andeducators, we also seek to create an informative context for theappreciation of this work by publishing original commentary, archivalscholarship, and other relevant documents.Contact Kenneth Sherwood ( for information and enquiries.__________________________________Kenneth Sherwood, PhDDepartment of EnglishGraduate Program in Literature and CriticismIndiana University of ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Wed Apr 04 2007 - 15:49:27 EDT