CFP: Poetics and Poetry (7/4/07); journal issue)

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Reconfigurations: A Journal for Poetics and Poetry

Volume 1: Contingency

Submission Deadline: July 4, 2007

Publication Date: October 1, 2007

Call for Work: Abstracts, dialogues, essays, fictions, interviews,
manifestos, poems, statements, translations, vectors & whatnots.

Limitations: No image or sound files. 2,000 words maximum. New work. No
simultaneous submissions.

Guidelines: The inaugural issue of Reconfigurations seeks innovative
writing that devises/defends (aptly, playfully, seriously) relationships
between poetry and the world. In many journals (major and minor) one of
the recent topics of vigorous debate has been informed by a cluster of
perennial questions about the relevance (artistic, cultural, intellectual)
of experimental poetics and poetry. Who can read and enjoy such work?
Must innovative writing be difficult? What does contemporary poetry
contribute to the world-at-large? The word "contingency" conjures an
array of nuanced meanings: affinity, immanence/imminence, willfulness,
hap, autonomy/conditionality, uncertainty, collaboration, accident,
particularity/possibility, incidence . . . . Reconfigurations invites
submissions that engage with that diversified field of signification.

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