poetry center chapbook exchange

The Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange is now open for submissions! Send us your innovative, new or out-of-print chapbooks that risks, interrogates, plays: chapbookexchange@gmail.com No reading fee!

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Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange Open Reading Period

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Every Her Dies, Jennifer MacBain-Stephens

*****DEADLINE EXTENDED*****
Open Reading Submission Period: June 1st – August 10th
The Poetry Center, San Francisco State University invites emerging and established poets to submit work to the Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange. The PCCE began as a community-curated chapbook archive created in 2010, by poets recommending other poets using an each one-invite one model. See http://poetrychapbooks.omeka.net Since 2014, the PCCE has developed from an invite-only model to an inclusive fee-free open reading period.

We aim to provide and maintain open access to small-press and out-of-print chapbooks to promote readership of contemporary poetry as well as encourage its value and availability for use as free, educational, teaching resources. Send us your work that plays, sings, risks, interrogates, provokes, and moves beyond.

Guidelines:
Length: 10-40 pages
Currency: New work (written within the last 5 years); published work that’s fallen out of print.
Aesthetics: seeking a range of forms, approaches, hybrids.

There is no reading fee!

Please email submissions to chapbookexchange@gmail.com.
Feel free to visit our archives: https://poetrychapbooks.omeka.net/

Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange reading & discussion at San Francisco State University

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Feeling rich with poetry gems right now (which is great cos we’re broke & the world at large is feeling more friable than ever). You write these poems & wonder where they came from & then sometimes they are published in great journals like Vector & Flag+Void who are great to work with, & have consistently been producing interesting work for years. This past week saw the release of my poems in both of those journals simultaneously. Amazing.  (Copies are available at the links provided.)

In other poetry news – after much planning, I’ve gone ahead & started a new reading series for teens and adults at the Library. We will meet every other month & feature a visiting poet, followed by an open mic. While funds are limited, I have a modest budget for paying performers, & am currently seeking grants as well. I’ll be releasing an open call for submissions soon – so please write me if you know a poet that would like to be considered. Here’s a write-up the local paper did of our first reading in the series featuring MK Chavez!

The Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange is also still open for chapbook submissions through August 1st so send some work our way!:

Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange
Open Reading Submission Period: June 1st – August 1st

The Poetry Center invites emerging and established poets to submit work to the Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange. The PCCE is a community-curated chapbook archive created in 2010, by poets recommending other poets using an each one-invite one model. See http://poetrychapbooks.omeka.net
We aim to provide and maintain open access to small-press and out-of-print chapbooks to promote readership of contemporary poetry as well as encourage its value and availability for use as free, educational, teaching resources.
Send us your work that plays, sings, risks, interrogates, provokes, and moves beyond.

Guidelines:
Length: 10-40 pages
Currency: New work (written within the last 5 years); published work that’s fallen out of print.
Aesthetics: seeking a range of forms, approaches, hybrids.
There is no reading fee.
Please email submissions to chapbookexchange@gmail.com.

 

Hope you’re all well & finding some strength in poetry.

 

Peer Review: Crowdsourcing Content to Promote Community and Collection Development in Public Libraries

Dear readers,

I just received the eprint link to my first peer reviewed article! I wrote this paper in preparation for the presentation I gave on the Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange at AWP, and it was recently published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL).

The model for the chapbook exchange was catalyzed by the need to invigorate poetry collections in public libraries and was expanded to include extant poetry communities. Watching the project grow from a seed in my brain as a library student to a thriving and evolving community of poet exchanges has been very fulfilling!

I’ll be updating this talk for the upcoming AWP conference in Seattle where I will be presenting alongside my Poetry Center colleagues in celebration of 60 years of the Poetry Center’s archives.

If you’re interested in participating or learning more about the creation and development of the Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange, please feel free to email me: melissa dot eleftherion dot gmail dot com. The site currently hosts a selection of readable/downloadable chapbooks in PDF format, and will be going totally live on December 1st – so stay tuned 🙂