CFP: Mantis: Poetry and Politics (1/25/04; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Douglas Kerr
contact email: 

We are seeking previously unpublished critical essays for Mantis 4, under
the broad theme of "Poetry and Politics."

Mantis is a journal of contemporary poetry, poetry translation and poetry
criticism. A forum for writers coming from a broad spectrum of
intellectual and aesthetic positions, Mantis is dedicated to publishing
new work that interrogates the relationships among critical writing,
creative writing, and translation.

Mantis is edited by a collective of poets, translators, and scholars at
Stanford University. The journal appears in numbered issues, each focused
on a particular theme. Mantis 1: Poetry and Community_ debuted in December
2000. Mantis 2: Poetry and Translation appeared in January 2002. Mantis
3: Poetry and Performance appeared in June 2003.

Potential topics for critical submissions to Mantis 4 include, but are not
limited to:

identity subversion
campaign totalitarianism/propaganda
violence liberation
soap box
anthems obscenity
education dialects
war public -ism
declamation body politics
slam graffiti

Send 200-300 word abstracts by January 15, 2004 to:


c/o Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages
Bldg. 260
Stanford University

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