Call for Chapbooks [Free Poetry For]

From Christopher Casamassima:

http://freepoetryfor.blogspot.com/

[Free Poetry For], formerly, PO25¢EM is an ongoing series of tiny chapbooks
(4.25″ by 5.5″) that are printed in a limited edition of 100 copies.

We started publishing these chapbooks in 2004, and they can be found up and
down the east coast of the USA, primarily, but have been spotted as far away
as Helsinki, London and Amsterdam. There are currently 85 writers in the
series, with a total pressing of 8500 chapbooks.

Each chapbook features between 8 and 16 pages of poetry by one author.

When the chapbooks are printed, they are disseminated throughout public
space (cafes, airports, buses and bus shelters, trains, waiting rooms, etc.
etc. etc.)

The purpose of the series is to heighten the awareness of poetry by putting
it in odd and unusual places and spaces, where poetry isn’t traditionally
understood to belong.

By reclaiming poetry as a non-permanent, non-referential, non-propriety
action (rather than an object to be relegated to the classrooms and
academia), we give back poetry to the people, regardless of class, race,
gender.

If you would like to be part of this ongoing series, please send 8-16 pages
of poems (and by pages we mean size 4.25″ by 5.5″) to
freepoetryfor@gmail.com. Please use this format for the subject line:
Submission/(name)/(title)/freepoetryfor.

About Splabman

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson:

Founded: SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival

Wrote: American Sentences (2015), A Time Before Slaughter (2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). His 2015 interview with José Kozer was published in 2016 (Ranchos Press) as Tiovivo Tres Amigos.

Interviewed: Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Diane di Prima, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman, among others
and is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Innovative Cascadia Poetry), interviews with Cascadia poets indigenous elders and activists, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. Paul is co-editor of that anthology as well as 56 Days of August the poetry postcard anthology and writes an American Sentence daily.

*MOOC = Massive Open Online Course

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