Monday Markets - The Moment - Nov 15, 2018 (via @djed_press)

Djed Press is starting a new 12 month series of poetry by Australian poets of colour, with a particular focus on First Nations writers:

With every day bringing us news stories straight from hell, is it surprising that we’re reading and sharing poetry more than ever before? Whether to still the chaos or give it expression, poetry is having an incredible moment. And First Nations and/or other poets of colour are the undeniable leaders of this change. Over twelve months, Djed Press will feature a mix of emerging and established poets for our new series The Moment. Each month, one poet will be invited to write a brand new poem in response to whatever they think is current, pressing, troubling, or striking about our cultural moment. Each poet will also take part in a small Q&A about their work and practice for publication on Djed.

Djed Press is looking for expressions of interest, listing your background and including samples of your work. If your query results in being selected as one of the poets for the ‘The Moment’ series, you’ll be approached some time during the next year to write an original piece. Payment is $75AUD/poem.

Note: a reminder that this demographic is limited to Australian authors.

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