To start this series I’m thinking of a quote from an interview with the writer Etel Adnan: “… [images] they are pure feeling. They’re like something that calls you through a fog or a cloud.” The series will focus on works of poetry, including poetic prose, lyrical essay, hybrid and experimental forms, etc.
What do you, or we, rely on our memories for? When, or are, memories accurate representations of the past? Does it matter? A little more specifically, I’m thinking, can memories be passed down genetically? Emotional/ physical traces carried from one generation to another, ultimately showing up in our writing? How can this be shown through syntax? In image? If through image, then are the images by extension also what’s being passed down? Grandmother to mother to daughter to poem, for example. I’m interested in writing that deals with these questions and ideas, something that might be done somewhat directly, but also through the exploration of particular memories through variations in form.
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This series and others can also be found at https://entropymag.org/calls-for-submissions/.
Image Credit: Morgaine Baumann