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Radha Says

The final collection by award-winning poet Reetika Vazirani, published by Drunken Boat.

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Annotations of contemporary poetry edited by Lisa Russ Spaar, published by Drunken Boat.


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We have extended the deadlines for 3 of our folios, due out this summer. We’d love it if you would spread the word.

The Bernadette Mayer Folio Bernadette Mayer’s writing experiments, from the 1970s to the present, challenge artists to change the world. We are looking for art and writing that responds to this notion and/or to Bernadette Mayer. Your response can be written, performance-based, filmed, recorded, visual. We seek responses through any medium, and encourage media projects. Consider ways in which your response might operate at the intersection of conceptual art, performance and experimental work.

Deadline: May 15.

Nonfiction Folio The next nonfiction folio for Drunken Boat has the theme of “Portraits.” Written portraits of all shapes, sizes, and themes. Also photographs, paintings, video, and multi-media pieces. Please submit via the submissions manager in the general nonfiction category.

Deadline: May 15

Slant/Sex We’re looking for fiction, essays, photography, art, video, sound, and web art that are bold, honest investigations of the sexual female/trans self that polite society has yet to fully embrace. We particularly encourage submissions from women of color, older women, queer women, women with disabilities, and transgender/two-spirit/intersex/gender nonconforming folks. We reject the gender binary, acknowledge that people have multiple ways of identifying their gender, and seek to be fully inclusive of all women-identified and trans-identified people in this call.

We are NOT accepting poetry for Slant/Sex at this point. We are still accepting poetry for our Poetics folio and Bernadette Mayer folio, but unfortunately, no poetry submitted for the Slant/Sex folio will be considered.

Deadline: May 15.

To submit work to any of these folios, please click here.

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Published Apr 25, 2011 - Comments Off on Extended Deadlines for 3 Folios

Introducing Drunken Boat’s four new poetry readers!

Nicholas YB Wong is the author of Cities of Sameness (Desperanto, forthcoming) and the winner of several awards, including the Sentinel Quarterly Poetry Competition, nominations for the Best of the Net and Web Anthologies in 2010. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Asia Writes, Assaracus, Cha, Lambda Literary Foundation Poet Spolight, Prime Number, San Pedro River Review, Third Wednesday, among others.

Joanna I. Kaminski earned her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, where she received the American Academy of American Poets prize, and served as poetry co-editor for The Arch. She currently holds a Junior Writer-In-Residence fellowship, and teaches creative writing. Her most recent work can be found in Indiana Review.

Andrea Henchey holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific Lutheran University; she also held a month-long residency at the Julia and David White Artist’s Colony. Her work has appeared in ABSENT and GHOTI and is forthcoming in H_NGM_N, PANK, and A RIVER & SOUND REVIEW. Though her travels have brought her to more exotic locales such as Nepal, Kenya, and Chile, she currently lives in Connecticut where she coordinates “Inescapable Rhythms,” a poetry reading series, trains for marathons with her mutt, Bodhisattva, and teaches full-time. Learn more at andreahenchey.com

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Published Apr 10, 2011 - Comments Off on DB’s got new blood.

Radha Says, the haunting, moving final collection of poems by Reetika Vazirani (published in print by Drunken Boat) is 15% off for National Poetry Month. Click here to purchase with the discount.

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Published Apr 08, 2011 - Comments Off on April is National Poetry Month