As we hope to emerge from the Covid Pandemic that continues to swirl about us, we are faced with the continuing disregard for human life and dignity in record violence in our cities and towns across the globe. Coupled with sinister wars across the globe; internment camps; forced labor, (slavery), systemic poverty, what was once unspeakable is now considered the norm. We must speak up, this violence is unacceptable and unjustified.
This is our second call for Poets to speak up; call for an end to the violence; restore normalcy; document the atrocities.
Send your submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org Up to four poems in one word doc. include your brief bio in the word doc. and send a photo in jpeg. Submissions are open until July 30th with anticipated publication in October. Please include in the subject line of your email: Pandemic of Violence Submission.
Violence across the globe continues to tear at social fabric and government. There are many causes such as ego of the governing class, false propaganda, bigotry, misogyny, autocrats, dictators and cowards who fail to stand up. The pandemic of violence needs to be addressed by poets. In 2019 g emil reutter released a chapbook, Violence – In My City , addressing the systemic violence in Philadelphia. North of Oxford will now publish an issue dedicated to ending systemic violence. Please submit up to five poems for consideration, a brief bio, photo in jpeg. Submissions are to be sent to: email@example.com no later than December 1st. Join with us to call attention to the violence that grips the globe. We look forward to reading your work.