Call for Submissions: Quiet Machine/Wild Mouth


What truths can be found at the threshold where nature is becoming technology and technology is reshaping nature?
 Send one-page poems with your take on the theme of “Quiet Machine/Wild Mouth” to localpoetsguild@yahoo.com (subject line Machine Wilderness) by Oct 1, 2012 and we’ll consider them for our “Public Reading Project.” International submissions are welcome with English translations. This rather unique publication opportunity is sponsored by Local Poets Guild, in conjunction with 516 ARTS and the 18th Annual International Symposium of Electronic Art, which is being held in Albuquerque this year.

What do you get if selected?

  1. Selected poems will be exhibited as projections  in a silent open mic.
  2. A few poets from the region will be invited to perform as part of the  spoken interludes.
  3. Possible publication.

Huh?

Lisa Gill, author of five collections of poetry with two more forthcoming, designed this project after thoroughly enjoying a “silent open mic”  at a Seattle Poetry Festival in the 90’s.  There, throughout the festival, a dark and silent room was available to sit down and take respite from the noise while still enjoying poetry–visually–as projections. For this variation on a theme, Lisa  invited  Sari Krosinsky (author of “god-chaser” and editor of Fickle Muses –an online journal of mythic fiction and poetry) to help curate the selection process for projections and quietly host the event, which will also include spoken interludes and projected visual/text works by Andreas Maria Jacobs of the Netherlands. Andreas won the e-poetry residency which Local Poets Guild offered for ISEA 2012.

AND CONSEQUENTLY, on November 10th, at 516 ARTS from 3-5pm, poems will be projected in silence for audience members to read and contemplate.  A few poets from the region will be invited to perform their poems during brief spoken interludes. The night will also include comments and a reading by co-curator Sari Krosinsky and projections of work by Andreas Maria Jacobs of the Netherlands.  Some authors will also have the opportunity to be published online at Fickle Muses: An Online Journal of Myth and Legend, which Sari edits, and other blogs and publications to be announced.

WHAT’S ISEA?

ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness is  a symposium and series of events exploring the discourse of global proportions on the subject of art, technology and nature. The ISEA symposium is held every year in a different location around the world. Albuquerque is the first host city in the U.S. in six years.

WHY DO WE LOVE 516 ARTS?

516 Arts forges connections between art and audiences, and their vision is to be an active partner in developing the cultural landscape of Albuquerque and New Mexico. Their values are inquiry, diversity, collaboration and accessibility. 516 ARTS offers programs that inspire curiosity, dialogue, risk-taking and creative experimentation, showcasing a mix of established, emerging, local, national and international artists from a variety of cultural backgrounds. And they never forget literature…

–lg

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