reading/s

Extended writings on/into the ouvre of a particular woman poet-- contemporary or modernist--whose line of investigation in the poem and/or in a written poetics, has pursued questions of innovation or linguistic and syntactic invention as differentiated from a mainstream or traditional perspective. The investigation of the poetics/politics of intentionality may be considered as a significant element of this section, as well as questions of canon-formation, public access, the reviewing process, etc. These writings may be original or reprinted (by permission); presented in whole or partially excerpted. Personal reflections on the poem-making process are also encouraged, as well as more formal essays. A revolving guest editor will invite contributions and select from proposals for each succeeding issue. The guest editor for the next issue to be announced shortly. [See "how to" for guidelines to "Proposal of Texts" and "Manuscript Formating."]

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new writing . o O

While poems--in their hybrid natures--remain the primary focus in HOW2, we are also interested in non-traditional, blurred genre forms that include visual, narrative and dramatic elements of fiction and dialogue. Each contribution in this section must include a "Working Note," briefly describing the writing process or the project attempted, plus a short bio/biblio note including recent publication, if any. A revolving guest editor will invite contributions and select from proposals for each succeeding issue. The guest editor for the next issue to be announced shortly. [See "how to" for guidelines to "Proposal of Texts" and "Manuscript Formatting."]

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alerts(

Briefer commentaries/new slants/current scholarly finds/improvised conversations with book-length works of scholarship, original collections of poems or other innovative written forms. Poets, scholars, graduate students and readers are equally invited to share speculations and partial, in-process lines of inquiry. Send ideas for "alerts" contributions to: Ann Vickery <[email protected]>. [See "how to" for guidelines to "Manuscript Formatting."]

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=translation=

Our regular translation section will attempt to vary the focus on a different language from issue to issue, featuring poetry (& related poetics/journal/essay writing) by one or two women poets per language. We will sometimes include bi-lingual texts, depending upon the translator's decision. If you are translating into English a poet you think we might be interested in, please propose your idea to our Translation Coordinator, Cole Swensen <[email protected]>. [See "how to" for guidelines to Manuscript Formating.]

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^forum^

^forum^ is an on-going discussion site focused on one particular question per issue proposed by a revolving guest editor who will both conceive of the question and invite specific respondees, as well as select from reader responses. Reader views will be forwarded to the next issue's guest editor. Forum remarks will, in most cases, be excerpted if included and will be chosen with an eye for introducing varying points-of-view. The guest editor for issue N. 3 is Wendy Tronrud ([email protected]). [For the next Forum question & editor, go to the end of this section.]

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)postcard

)postcard is HOW2's mailbox for response to any materials that have appeared in the previous issue, including the FORUM discussion. This will NOT be a list.serv or a "chatbox" format, but an edited selection of e-mail with an eye to keeping the selections discretely varied, rather than repetitive in their overlapping. Comments, arguments, views, quotes, anecdotes, suggestions, feedback should be sent--in tandem--to [email protected] and [email protected]

 


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