Lady Justice of Justica, Frankfurt, Germany
Call for Poetry: Woman Made Gallery Literary Series
Theme: Law and Disorder
Reading Date: Sunday, February 7, 2015 / 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Place: 685 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL
HOW TO SUBMIT
Please send 4 – 6 poems on the theme ALONG WITH a 50 to 75 word bio, IN THE BODY OF AN E-MAIL to <firstname.lastname@example.org> by January 1 at 11:59 pm. We will make every effort to inform those chosen of our decision within a week.
In science or nature, laws are principles that govern natural phenomenon. They imply an order to things. Except for the uncertainty principle and the law of entropy, which suggest that disorder is natural or inevitable.
Human laws are created by those in power to govern, control, regulate, or impose order. Disorder arises when laws are broken or challenged. And then there are those designated to enforce order. Where those who break the law are brought to “justice.”
But one needn’t look far to find instances in which the enforcers break the law, instances of injustice imposed by those in power.
We are looking for poetry that interrogates law and disorder wherever it can be found.
Selections will be made with an eye to assembling a program that represents a diversity of poets, styles, and approaches to the theme.
Selected poets MUST be available to read in person.