Bosch and Bruegel Anthology invites you to send your poems about any of the paintings, drawings, or other artwork by Hieronymus Bosch or Bruegel the Elder.
I wondered how and why this anthology came to be, so I asked editor David Sullivan and he kindly replied. See my interview with Sullivan and a link to submission guidelines below.
HOPKINSON: What gave you the idea to create this anthology?
SULLIVAN: My mother is an art historian, so we would often go to museums together and discuss the paintings. Later, when I became a poet, I kept track of poems about my mother’s favorite artists. I would send them to her, and we’d talk about why these images resonated with so many writers. The selection of poems grew organically from that process, and now we’re asking other poems to join in creating new work.
HOPKINSON: What type of work are you looking for?
SULLIVAN: Poetry that deals with, addresses, or responds to the paintings of these two artists.
HOPKINSON: What do you wish you’d see submitted?
SULLIVAN: Astonishing, life-changing poems that will continue the dialogue already established. Perhaps some of the poems will explicitly cite earlier poems, and thus deepen the ramifications of what’s been done.
HOPKINSON: What are some of your favorite journals?
SULLIVAN: I read a lot. But I often return to Poetry, APR, Red Wheelbarrow, Perfume River, and Porter Gulch Review.
HOPKINSON: Where can poets/writers send submissions?
SULLIVAN: Send submissions to me, after looking over the Official websites:
https://dasulliv1.wixsite.com/ website-1 and https://dasulliv1.wixsite.com/ website
All poems should refer to at least one specific piece of artwork by either painter. Send in the body of your email, and attach as an RTF file. Include a short bio. If this is a reprint, please provide original publication information, and permission to reprint. All rights revert to the author upon publication. We expect to have the anthology published in 2018. Unfortunately we cannot provide monetary compensation for the authors, but copies of the anthology will be available at a discount. Please email queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOPKINSON: If someone has a question, how can they contact you?
SULLIVAN: Please email queries to email@example.com.
DEADLINE: February 1, 2018
SUBMISSION FEE: None
FORMS: ekphrasis poems
Categories: Call for Submissions