Alliance for the Arts Seeks Poets for 2018 Chapbook

The Alliance for the Arts is issuing a call to poets for its inaugural Chapbook celebration on April 5, 2018. Selected poems will be published in a National Poetry Month celebratory chapbook.

Online submissions are due by February 23, 2018. To be eligible for entry, poets must reside in southwest Florida and be able to attend the Chapbook reading on April 5, 2018. Poets chosen to participate will be notified in mid-February. A nominal 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). Her most recent collection was designated a “must read” by the 2016 Massachusetts Books Awards. 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. Peseroff lives in Bedford, Massachusetts, and spends the winter in N. Fort Myers, Florida She taught at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, where she directed the Creative Writing MFA Program in its first four years.


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