"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

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Special Midweek Call for Submissions <3 Rinky Dink

rinky dink press: call for micropoetry

Deadline: July 31, 2019

rinky dink press is now accepting micro-collections of 5-6 thematically related micro-poems (i.e. poems consisting of up to 40 words each) for our Fall 2019 series, which will feature 10 single-author collections in 2.75 x 4.25 format (yeah, it’s a tiny little thing called a microzine!). Poems can form a cohesive narrative or adhere loosely to a theme of your choosing. Most importantly, we privilege finely-crafted verse, conscientious in its intent. Please send your submission of 5-6 micropoems in a single word doc to rinkydinkpress@gmail.com. For more information about our press, visitwww.rinkydinkpress.com. The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2019.

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Tear Em Down

22 May 2019 

Make art about tearing down walls. 

walls

Daily Prompt Love <3 Summer

21 May 2019 

Make art about the geography of summer. 

geography of summer

Image by Dani Géza from Pixabay

Daily Prompt Love <3 No

19 May 2019 

Make art about saying No. 

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Daily Prompt Love Catch-Up <3 Night Driving

18 May 2019 

Make art about night driving. 

night driving

Monday Must Read! Undoing the Silence

LOVE this book. 

Undoing the Silence offers guidance to help both citizens and professionals influence democratic process through letters, articles, reports and public testimony.
Undoing the Silence
Louise Dunlap, PhD, began her career as an activist writing instructor during the Free Speech Movement of the 1960s. She learned that listening and gaining a feel for audience are just as important to social transformation as the outspoken words of student leaders atop police cars. “Free speech is a first step, but real communication matches speech with listening and understanding. That is when thinking shifts and change happens.” Dunlap felt compelled to go where the silences were deepest because her work aimed not just at teaching but also at healing both individual voices and an ailing collective voice. Her tales of those adventures and what she knows about the culture of silence — how gender, race, education, class, and family work to quiet dissent — are interwoven with practical methods for people to put their most challenging ideas into words. Louise Dunlap gives writing workshops around the country for universities and social justice, environmental, and peace organizations that help reluctant writers get past their internal censors to find their powerful voice. Her insight strengthens strategic thinking and her “You can do it!” approach makes social-action writing achievable for everyone.

Daily Prompt Love <3 That Fire

20 May 2019 

Make art about walking through fire, about surviving the fire. 

surviving fire

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