Call for Poems, Interviews, Fiction (Raven Chronicles)

DEADLINE & THEME FOR RAVEN CHRONICLES‘ VOL. 18, #1-2, SUMMER, 2013, ISSUE

THEME: “WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO.”

Raven Chronicles

Raven Chronicles

Theme: human behavior, rather than animal or plant behaviors, boils down to action, to human activity: “Why We Do What We Do.” pill price propecia That’s what makes it so damn interesting. Whether it’s bungee jumping, going to war, singing in the shower, peeling an orange, trekking through the desert, throwing a tantrum, drinking sherry in secret, making tortillas, or Saturday night sex, it’s all of it behavior, and all of it triggered by/in response to various mixes of cultural norms, social pressures, personal history, survival instincts, genetics, and brain chemistry!! In contrast, character—whether personal, cultural, national (whatever) — is a subjective assessment (of worth/lack of worth) based on behavior—i.e., the things a person, or nation, does or doesn’t do.

ALSO: Seeking Writing/Art on regular features/themes:

Cultural Geography (translations); Food & Culture;

Family Corvidae; Nature Writing; Odes to Persons, Places & Things;

Poetics/Interviews; Rants, Raves & Reviews; Spoken Word

SUBMISSION DEADLINES: Jan. 1, 2013-Feb. 28, 2013

Publication: Summer, 2013

Editors:

Poetry: Thomas Hubbard

Fiction: Kathleen Alcala, Stephanie Lawyer

Non-Fiction: Anna Balint

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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