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Alliance for the Arts seeks poets for 2018 Chapbook

November 8, 2017
Special to THE CITIZEN ( , Lehigh Acres Citizen

The Alliance for the Arts is issuing a call to poets for its inaugural Chapbook celebration on April 5.

Selected poems will be published in a National Poetry Month celebratory chapbook.

Online submissions are due by Feb. 23.

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To be eligible for entry, poets must reside in Southwest Florida and be able to attend the Chapbook reading on April 5; poets chosen to participate will be notified in mid-February. A submission fee of $5 is required, which covers the cost of publication.

For submission guidelines and to submit your work online visit

The 2018 Chapbook Juror will be Joyce Peseroff.

Peseroff is the author of five collections of poetry, including "The Hardness Scale" (1977, reissued in 2000), "A Dog in the Lifeboat" (1991), "Mortal Education" (2000), "Eastern Mountain Time" (2006) and "Know Thyself" (2015, Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series). She has served as an editor for "Ploughshares" and edited "The Ploughshares Poetry Reader" (1987), "Robert Bly: When Sleepers Awake" (1984) and "Simply Lasting: Writers on Jane Kenyon" (2005).

Her honors include grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, as well as a Pushcart Prize.

Source: Alliance for the Arts



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