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P=Poetry, N=Nonfiction, F=Fiction
And it all stared back. We’ve met before, my memory
started to say, somewhere. . . .
And then I stopped: my father’s eyes were gray
Excerpt from William Stafford’s poem “Fall Journey,” originally published in Prairie Schooner, Vol. 31, No. 1, Spring 1957
Poet + writer Kip Knott wants your memories. More precisely, he wants your philosophical musings on memory for tiny wren lit’s next print anthology, The Half-Life of Echoes: Poems about the Power and Fragility of Memories.
Memories can stop us dead in our tracks with their epiphanies. Memories can also be as fragile + fleeting as words that hang for a moment before our face in the cold of a winter’s breath. William Stafford’s poem “Fall Journey” captures the electric jolt that can come with a sudden memory. Take a look at Kip’s own memory poem “Early Onset Ghost Town” published in ONE ART.
Focus more on the nature of memory over detailing specific memories—memory formation, loss of memory, sensory memories, short- or long-term memories, memory recall, etc. Include imagery + words that captivate or surprise, delight or evoke certain emotions.
Submit up to six (6) tiny poems in a single Word document (.doc or .docx or .pdf). Each poem should be on its own separate page, single-spaced, + in 12-point font, nothing fancy. Work should be your own + unpublished. Before you submit, please read our FAQ page.
Each featured poet will receive a free contributor’s copy + 50% off for additional copies.