Matter is now accepting poetry, prose, and visual art submissions for Issue 8, guest-curated by Cecilia Llompart (author of The Wingless), on the politics of dislocation, inspired by the idea of a displaced person (defined by Wikipedia—or should we say, Whiteopedia?—) as “a person who has been forced to leave his or her native place,” as well as the quixotic notion of nativism as explored in ethno-poetics (a term first coined by anthropologist-poet Jerome Rothenberg in the 1960s), and the politics of indigenous peoples.
For this theme, we especially welcome work by or about first generation immigrants, first nation peoples in the States and Latin America, peoples of unincorporated territories & other types of contemporary colonies (such as Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Tibetans (especially those in exile in India and beyond), Romani people of Central and Eastern Europe, refugees of war or other modern conflict, etc. Work by artists who are minorities, bilingual, LGBT, from a low-income bracket, who believe themselves to be light workers, or activists working to develop sustainable communities is also highly encouraged.
When submitting work for this theme issue, please specify in your cover letter, or write Attn: Cecilia Llompart.
We look forward to reading your work!