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Posts tagged ‘war’

Daily Prompt Catch-Up <3 Family, Ground, and Grief

8 April 2017

First Birthday party today for my grandson!

Make art about the miracles of family. 

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9 April 2017

Tilling in the summer garden today.

Make art about breaking ground. 

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10 April 2017

A friend of mine lost ten family members in the recent tragic events in Syria. 

Make art about extreme loss, or extreme grief. 

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Must Read–and Must See–Monday: Poetry of Witness

 

poetry-of-witness-posterSomething a little different this week: recommending a documentary, Poetry of Witness. Poetry of Witness is a 2015 documentary film directed by Billy Tooma and Anthony Cirilo about the lives of six contemporary poets who have lived through, and survived, extremities such as war, torture, exile, and repression, using poetry to preserve their memories.It debuted October 16, 2015 at the Buffalo International Film Festival.

The film documents the struggle of six contemporary poets who have faced the duress of war, exile, and human rights violations to give voice to their experiences while wrestling with the complex moral quandaries of artistic production, memory, and trauma. The poets: Carolyn Forché (Salvadoran Civil War), Saghi Ghahraman (Iranian Revolution), Fady Joudah (Doctors Without Borders), Claudia Serea (Socialist Republic of Romania), Mario Susko (Bosnian War), and Bruce Weigl (Vietnam War) offer first-person accounts of how their experiences as soldier, activist, doctor, and survivor imprint their poetry as evidence of those conflicts, rather than as representations of them.

Buy Poetry of Witness: The Documentary

A Couple of Suggested Anthologies (there are so many more…)

Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness

Award winning poet Carolyn Forché spent 13 years compiling Against Forgetting: 20th Century Poetry of Witness. It is an exhaustive and illuminating work of breadth, beauty, wisdom and tragedy.

Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500 – 2001

More about the Poetry of Witness

Anthony Cirilo Talks about Poetry of Witness

Carolyn Forché talks about the poetry of witness

Poet Carolyn Forché gathers 500 years of suffering in new anthology

Sandra Beasley: “Flint and Tinder – Understanding the Difference Between ‘Poetry of Witness’ and ‘Documentary Poetics’”

More About Against Forgetting at3Generations

Love y’all. 

Mary

 

 

Literary Journals on War and Peace

Literary Journals on War and Peace

You’ll have to check their guidelines for reading periods and submission specs. This is just a list, for a conversation we so desperately need to have, and have, and have again. 

WAR

Consequence   

Combat   

O-Dark-Thirty 

Deadly Writers Patrol

Warscapes

War, Literature, and the Arts

 

PEACE

DoveTales

WordPeace

San Francisco Peace & Hope

Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices

Tiferet Journal

So It Goes: A Publication of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

 

A FEW OTHER RESOURCES

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Contests

Writing for Peace Young Writers Contest

Veterans Writing Project

Warrior Writers

 

Very Special Call for Submissions: Consequence Magazine

In honor of and with gratitude to all who have served, continue to serve, and their families, and to those who strive to help us remember, to help us heal, to help us continue to honor the stories and voices of our warriors. 

Thanks to George Kovach, Catherine Parnell, and all of the other dedicated editorial staff at Consequence. c

CONSEQUENCE is an independent, non-profit literary magazine published annually. We publish short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, interviews, visual art, and reviews primarily focused on the culture of war.

Guidelines from their website: 

General submissions are currently OPEN.

Reading period: March 1 – July 1

WRITERS whose work has appeared in the magazine include: Homero Aridjis, Peter Balakian, Sven Birkerts, Kevin Bowen, Martha Collins, Martha Cooley, William Corbett, Anne Germanacos, Mohammad Kazem Kazemi, Phil Klay, Christopher Lydon, Fred Marchant, Askold Melnyczuk, Ed Ochester, Joyce Peseroff, Hilary Plum, Peter Dale Scott, Bob Shacochis, Brian Turner, Afaa Michael Weaver, and Bruce Weigl.

CONSEQUENCE welcomes unsolicited submissions during the reading period between March 1st and July 1st. We do not consider previously published work.

Online Submissions Only.

Submissions must be submitted through our online submissions manager. We no longer accept mailed or emailed submissions.

For fiction and non-fiction: please submit one piece of no more than 5,000 words.

For poetry: please submit up to five poems of any length. Translations are acceptable if the author’s permission has been granted.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome and encouraged, but if your work is accepted elsewhere, please let us know immediately.

Each submission may be accepted for publication in the print edition of CONSEQUENCE and CONSEQUENCE Online.

CONSEQUENCE is an independent, non-profit magazine, and a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

We currently do not offer compensation for published work.

 

Visit their website to submit now:

http://www.consequencemagazine.org/submit/

Daily Prompt <3 Memorial Day-What Are We Remembering?

28 May 2016

I was 6 in 1969, and the only connection I could make to the war in Viet Nam was that my Uncle David was there. I remember watching footage on our black and white TV, looking for my handsome uncle’s face. I was too young to understand, but I remember the images clearly. 

Make art about your earliest memories of war. 

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