November 1st, 2011

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Eye to the Telescope seeking Persona poems

Eye to the Telescope, a webzine by the Science Fiction Poetry Association, seeks submissions for its third issue, celebrating the persona poem. This issue will be edited by Jeannine Hall Gailey.

http://eyetothetelescope.com/submit.html

A persona poem is a poem written in another voice, that is, a poem in which the speaker is someone other than the writer. Fairy tale characters, mythological beings, aliens, monsters...the possibilities are endless!

A few of the editor's favorite persona poems (and one by the editor:)
--Gretel in Darkness by Louise Gluck
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/179762

--Sekmet, the Lion-Headed Goddess of War by Margaret Atwood:
http://blog.luciolepress.com/2008/08/20/margaret-atwood-poem-sekhmet-the-lionheaded-goddess-of-war.aspx

--Wonder Woman Dreams of the Amazon by Jeannine Hall Gailey
http://www.versedaily.org/2005/wonderwomandreams.shtml

Please send 3-5 persona poems (poems in which the speaker is someone other than the writer) to Jeannine at personaittt@hotmail.com before December 1, 2011.
Poems should be included in the body of the e-mail.

To learn more about Jeannine and her work, see http://www.webbish6.com.