CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (NYC AREA POETS):
Emotive Fruition, a downtown performance series where poets and actors collaborate to bring poetry to life on stage, is seeking poetry submissions for its show at Caveat (wheelchair accessible) in NYC on Monday, November 18 2019. Poets JP Howard and Lynn Melnick will serve as guest curators for this exciting live poetry event. Tony Award winner, Nikki M. James will direct.
For this themed performance, we are looking for published and unpublished poems written by women poets that explore experiences and notions of being in a woman’s body, where the voice elevates authentic narratives that broadcasts loudly and unapologetically the truth only a woman’s body can speak. We especially encourage women of all ages, women of color, trans women, women-identified, LGBTQ+ women, and disabled women to submit their work.
We are seeking personal poems, perhaps written in the first person (but other POVs welcome), that can function as a story, a reflection, a confession, a revelation, an elegy, a reckoning, a moment of desire, etc. We are interested in how a poem on the page can come to life on stage, honoring the voice of the poet through the voice of the actor.
After poems are selected and poets notified, we will hold a rehearsal in Manhattan (wheelchair accessible) with both poets and actors on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 6:30 PM. Because of the nature of the collaboration, you must be a poet in the NYC area and able to travel to rehearsal on October 28 and the performance on November 18. Please follow the guidelines below and we look forward to reading your work!
- Send a Microsoft Word document of up to 10 poems (no PDFs, please) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please title your attachment and the subject line of your email with your LastName_WomenPoets19.
- Include your name and email address on each page of your submission.
- Please include a brief bio in the body of your email.
- Deadline: September 5, 2019.
Looking forward to reading your work!