Call for Poets: The Bridgewater International Poetry Festiva

Call for Poets

The Bridgewater International Poetry Festival

A celebration of global poetry in English hosted at Bridgewater College

January 17-20, 2013

Poets: Submissions accepted through December 28, 2012, or until all sessions full. No international submissions accepted after October 15, 2012, unless visa application is already in process (for countries which require visa). Registration $30; meals available for purchase on and off campus.

Editors and Publishers: you may request table space to meet with prospective authors or to display and sell materials: in addition to registration, half-table $30, whole table $50.

Anthology: selected poems from the festival will be published in an anthology by unboundCONTENT (with permission of the authors), proceeds of which will be used to create financial assistance to international poets to attend future festivals.

Registration form ($30, form available approximately November 12)

Lodging information
Tentative schedule and program draft (available early January)

Travel information and directions
Some of the poets already planning to attend:

Carolyn Atkins, Lexington, VA
Jacqueline Bishop, New York, NY
Jenna Butler, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
John Hoppenthaler, Greenville, NC
Julie Ellinger Hunt, Succasunna, NJ
Geoffrey Philp, Miami, FL
Julian Stannard, Winchester, United Kingdom

Some of the publishers committed to attend

We are accepting proposals from poets for a reading of 20 minutes from their original poetry. A 5-minute question-and-answer period will follow and a 5-minute transition to another room where poets can greet and entertain longer questions, in a reception area for the Poet of the Moment.

Send 3-5 poems to one of the addresses below along with a brief biographical sketch of 200 words or less. Photographs may be attached but are optional. or 

Stan Galloway
Dept. of English
Bridgewater College
402 E. College St.
Bridgewater, VA 22812 USA

Sponsored by
Bridgewater College Department of English


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