Saturday, January 25, 2014

Call for Poems: The Human Journal and a Valentine's Day +1 Class

On the birthday of two great writers: Virginia Wolf and Edith Wharton here is some literary news -- both international and local.

As the poetry editor of The Human journal, I want to announce a call for poems --- with a special focus on the poetry of travel and poems from poets worldwide. 

Have you lived in a country not your own or written poetry of invented countries? We are looking for poems of the strange sensations awarded to those who leave their homes and set out on a voyage. Or poems of countries we have not heard enough from. Poems of the Middle East, of Africa, poems of Ireland and the poems of the Travelers. Poems that go outside and take a long walk, poems that move out of the known world. 

Deadline for the next issue is April 15th. Please read the submission guidelines here.

Writing Poems After a Generating New Work Class
If you live in driving distance (or flying distance) of Seattle and want to spend the day after Valentine's Day devoting yourself to poetry and publishing, please consider this workshop:

Kelli Russell Agodon and Susan Rich will lead a new class "Generating New Work and Publishing Tips Workshop" 
11:-00 to 3:00 PM on Saturday, February 15th, Seattle.


Poetry Writing Retreat Day in Seattle!
     Saturday, February 15, 2014,  11 pm - 3 pm, $107

Join acclaimed poets Kelli Russell Agodon and Susan for four hours of writing.  This class is designed for all levels of poets and will consist of different types of writing exercises including working from the visual arts to help you kick start new poems. Come celebrate the day after Valentine's Day by going deep into your writing. You will learn new ways to create poems and by doing so, you’ll push your writing to new places.  We will wrap-up the afternoon with a salon-style discussion of poetry publication. In addition, each poet will leave with a new listing of poetry journals. Class limited to 21 participants.

Checks can be made out to Kelli Agodon and mailed to:

Kelli Agodon
PO Box 1524
Kingston, WA  98346

Please email or  kelli (at) to reserve your space.  Limited to 21 participants.

Or pay below by PayPal immediately to reserve your space:



PS Part of our The Human journal manifesto reads as follows:

The Human is a refereed academic journal of humanities, social sciences, and arts, which is dedicated to intellectual discussion of diverse aspects of human experience.
The Human is an entirely independent journal that has no ties to any associations or institutions, solely prioritizing independent dissemination of qualified knowledge and experience.

Works published in The Human aim to establish, question, analyze, problematize, and discover original methods of thoughts to contribute to solutions of current and deep-rooted human problems in the world.

Works published in The Human also seek after the truthful and the beautiful.

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