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SER Online, call for submissions: poetry
deadline December 10, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.
In the words of Salman Rushdie, “A poet’s work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it from going to sleep.” As we follow the news in Ferguson, Missouri, The Southeast Review values and supports those who are raising their voices to participate in the ongoing conversation about race in America. Speak about change, justice, perspective, power, violence and peace–and send us the poetry you have written that touches on these issues, raised recently in Ferguson but also throughout America’s history.
More information on how to submit your work here.
SER Online: Craft Talks with Erica Dawson
It’s the moment when you’re finishing up the first draft and you’re second-guessing every decision you’re made so far. Will readers understand or be confused? You have to close the door on all future discussions of your subject, but you know good and well that your voice isn’t commanding enough to do that. You need something…
Read the rest of Erica Dawson’s Craft Talk here.