CFP: Posthuman Poetry Anthology [Due January 1, 2013]

full name / name of organization: 
Aaron Apps and Feng Sun Chen / University of Minnesota
contact email: 
posthumanpoetry@gmail.com

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Unbecoming: An Anthology of Posthuman Poetry

In the twenty-first century poetry interfaces with animal-machine. The “human” is not a given concept, but rather is one that is made in an ongoing technological and anthropological process. We hope to publish an anthology of poetry that participates in technological, biological, representational, sexual, political and theoretical post-humanisms. We’re looking for poetry that engages with or is written by animals, beasts, monsters, creatures, aliens, cyborgs, etc. How do bodies that are misunderstood, misfitting, ugly, failures, etc., challenge western, enlightenment figurations of the “self” and “human”? What are the poetics of rhetorical bodies that exceed definition?

Any contemporary work in English (domestic or translated) that addresses the posthuman is welcome. Please send up to 20 pages of poetry, in standard format (*.doc, *.docx, *.rtf, *.pdf) to Aaron Apps and Feng Sun Chen via this submission page: https://posthumanpoetry.submittable.com/submit

Previously published work is welcome; please include acknowledgements (if any) and a brief bio with your submission.

For more info, please visit http://posthumanpoetry.tumblr.com. Questions can be directed to the editors at posthumanpoetry@gmail.com.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
modernist studies
poetry
postcolonial
science_and_culture
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond