Call for Submissions

Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back

Call for Submissions
UK Disability Poetry / Crip Poetics Anthology
Nine Arches Press
Editors: Sandra Alland, Markie Burnhope & Daniel Sluman
Deadline 31 July, 2015

Writing *to* disabled people has all sorts of implications, not just topic and diction but orientation, the things you don’t explain but just let float out there. When I consciously undertook writing poems with a crip audience in mind, I let go of the myth of universality.

–Jim Ferris, Poetry Magazine, 2014

Background Notes (click here for Submissions Guidelines):

Nine Arches Press has commissioned Sandra Alland, Markie Burnhope and Daniel Sluman to co-edit an anthology of UK Disability Poetry / Crip Poetics, which we think will be the first of its kind in the UK. We expect to be able to publish sometime in 2016.

In 2011, U.S.-based poetry editors Jennifer Bartlett, Sheila Black and Mike Northen collaborated to bring you Beauty Is A Verb

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