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

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Drunken Boat, the online journal of arts and literature, is seeking work for a folio on Native American women writers and their poetics, for publication this fall. This folio will demonstrate the diversity within Native poetics. The goal is to offer a window into the integrity of women’s works, their importance to wider literary discussions, and to offer new poetic bridges being crossed in forms, use of language, and content. We are especially interested in submissions which are fresh, innovative, and honest. To submit, you must identify as a woman of North American Indigenous heritage, which includes Native peoples of Canada, the United States and its territories. Deadline: July 20, 2011.

Please visit drunkenboat.com/submissions to submit.

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Published Jun 20, 2011 - Comments Off on Call for Submissions: Native Women’s Poetry

Drunken Boat will not be accepting poetry submissions until September 15th, 2011. We will still be accepting poetry for our folio Open the City: Asian-American Writers & Artists on Urban Spaces.

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Published Jun 15, 2011 - Comments Off on Poetry Submissions Closed Until 9/15

Hypnopoeia, Hypnogeography, Hypnoecology: And Other Imagined Futures. Drunken Boat, online journal of the arts, announce a call for works in a variety of media (poems, artworks, essays, photography, translations, architectural blueprints, videos, web work, mixed media, documentary, theatrical production) that respond to the question of how, as poet Leslie Scalapino writes, “the inside and the outside simultaneously create each other.” The prefix “hypno” comes from the Greek hupnos meaning sleep and many might think that a hypnotic state is only inner directed. But trance states can point towards the potential for radical change in outward manifestations of larger human consciousness(es)—and we are seeking works that understand “hypno” as central to bringing the writer/artist in conversation with a reader and from there, to the wider social realm. The catastrophic future—the one we seem to be headed towards—hasn’t happened yet and this folio will collect imaginings of what is possible. Deadline: March, 2012.

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Published Jun 13, 2011 - Comments Off on Call for Submissions: Hypnopoeia

One Hundred and Eight is a beautifully simple interactive installation by Nils Völker made out of garbage bags, fans and a microcontroller.

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Published Jun 04, 2011 - Comments Off on One Hundred and Eight

The producers of The Eyes of Babylon have launched a national writing contest to promote the play’s Off-Broadway run, June 14th–July 3rd, 2011 in NYC

From the judges: “With this contest, we hope to to further explore the play’s themes of war, the memory of war, and our individual and collective forgetfulness about being at war. We hope to start a broad social dialogue about how art is both a celebration and a critique of our citizenship, patriotism, love of country, and allegiance to values. The play is as much about the process of searching for answers as finding answers themselves, and contest entries should consider the battles we wage both internally and externally, and the role of writing, creativity, and art in the fight for peace, change, and self-examination.”

For more information, visit the contest website.

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Published Jun 03, 2011 - Comments Off on The Eyes of Babylon Writing Contest

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