nonfictionLab’s Contemporary Poetry Node
There is no single generation of feminism living in Australia. The editors of this anthology came of age under the slogan, “Girls can do anything!” and studied amongst the poetry of Gig Ryan, Ania Walwicz, Judith Wright and Oodgeroo Noonuccal. Now we write and teach in the wake of Gillard’s misogyny speech and the SlutWalk movement. How is the complex discussion and realisation of gender equality playing itself out in contemporary poetry in Australia? What spectrum of feminist politics can be heard there? And what is a ‘feminist poem’ – how many kinds of what John Kinsella would call ‘performative activism’? Would you even know it if you saw one? Is a current, local feminist poetics represented in form, voice, content, or all at once? Submissions of unpublished poems that oﬀer poetic responses to these questions will be considered. Poems that determine and challenge what contemporary feminist poetry and poetics might be. Diversity and imagination, and poems that make exciting engagements with form and voice.
National call-out for submissions: May 2015
Published by Hunter Publishers; Co-edited by Jessica L Wilkinson and Bonny Cassidy
Email submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submissions: November 30, 2015
Anticipated publication date: July 2016