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POETRY COMMISSION: Disability Poetry Anthology - NATIONAL
« on: February 23, 2015, 01:54:58 pm »
Deadline: 31 July 2015 at 23:55

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 in 2016.

As editors we are committed to the social model of disability (with contributions from other radical socio-political models), which means we are casting a wide net in our call for poets who self-identify as disabled, people with disabilities, crip, deaf, or any variation thereof, and who may consider their impairments and/or their disabled or deaf identity a key part of their thematic, conceptual and aesthetic practice.

We plan to draw on the context of anti-Atos / Welfare Reform and NHS privatisation activism, whose leading lights (particularly on online social networks) have been women, including trans women, queer women and/or women of colour – a clear antithesis to the systemic norm. In both poetry and prose we plan to explore, creatively and critically, other bodily identities and oppressions that intersect with disability to create what poet and activist Eli Clare called “marked bodies.” Racialised bodies, gender non-conforming bodies, bodies “marked” by class or religion.

Full details on website, including submission guidelines.

Location: All Scotland ,England, Wales, Northern Ireland

For further information, please contact or visit

The deadline is Friday 31 July 2015 at 23:55.