18 August 2005

Mantis Call for Submissions

We are seeking previously unpublished poetry translations for Mantis 5, under the broad theme of "Poetry and Discipline." Mantis is a journal of contemporary poetry, poetry translation and poetry criticism. A forum for writers coming from a broad spectrum of intellectual and aesthetic positions, Mantis is dedicated to publishing new work that interrogates the relationships among critical writing, creative writing, and translation.

Mantis is edited by a collective of poets, translators, and scholars at Stanford University. The journal appears in numbered issues, each focused on a particular theme:
Mantis 1: Poetry and Community, debuted December 2000
Mantis 2: Poetry and Translation, January 2002
Mantis 3: Poetry and Performance, January 2003
Mantis 4: Poetry and Politics, March 2005

Potential topics for translation submissions to Mantis 5 include, but are not limited to: rhetoric illegitimacy patronage deadline spontaneity procedure/practice institution trans-rubrics intuition anarchy meditation meter schools punish protest ethics solicit sublime commitment belles lettres write!

Submissions by individuals should include no more than four unpublished poem translations. Send submissions, electronically or on disk formatted for Microsoft Word 5.1 or higher, by Sept 15, 2005, to: mantis_dlcl@stanford.edu or:

Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages
Pigott Hall, Bldg 260
Stanford University
Stanford CA 94305

For more information on Mantis, see our website at http://www.stanford.edu/dept/DLCL/mantis/index.html

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