Write a poem about trauma and coping or recovery for publication in "Atelier of Healing: Poetry About Trauma and Recovery".

deadline for submissions: 
October 31, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Poetry Festival Singapore
contact email: 

Atelier of Healing: Poetry About Trauma and Recovery, an anthology, is scheduled for publication in 2021. “When I stand before thee at the day’s end,” Rabindranath Tagore said, “thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.” We have all experienced pain of some kind — heartbreak, illness, distress, abuse, violence, disaster, loss, grief. What kind of personal suffering have you endured and weathered? If one were to navigate such trauma, what are some of the coping mechanisms? How, then, will you render your personal experience into lyric and narrative, to transform the pain into something of profound beauty?Poetry has long been known to be one of the great traditional healing arts, alongside dance, music, painting, theatre. As a creative practice, poetry can become a remarkable way to enhance personal healing, wellness and change. It can be as mending as it is ameliorating, as renewing as it is restorative. For the full submission guidelines, seehttps://www.desmondkon.com/anthologies-submissions-call We’ve received amazing submissions, from all around the world. All are welcome to submit!