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contemporary international poetry and prose
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Poetry endangers
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in the soul
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In a totally encompassing private universe, individual experience manifests tendencies toward unity, difference, and harmony; who advocates a tendency REcreates the world of fact, tradition, perceptions. Writers of social narrative report observations of an individual act as a social event in order to share and thus to REpair shared personal, familial, and/or universal conditions. [cf F.H. Bradley]

PLOT, essential to traditional western literature, is often implied in other literature. Narrative poems [in meter, rhyme, and rhythm] and Narrative nonfiction [academic papers to appreciation or system analysis, etc] mimic conversational tone (exceptions are made). The emphasis here is system-- breaks in pattern for example are reader clues that emphasize reversals and recognitions. [cf T.S. Eliot and the "New" Critics]

POETRYREPAIRS seeks submissions with wit and humor, whose reversals and recognitions are evocative, informative, rich with meaning. A confessional (about "me") should none-the-less be about all of us; An "I" is a persona, never the author/poet reporting an actual dream or diary entry. [cf Roland Barthes, Roman Ingarten, Carl Jung]
Walking along Main Street I noticed two trucks crash at the intersection ahead. The drivers whipped each other with tire chains

We never/seldom publish rhyme.
Our READERS come neither to bury nor to praise Caesar; Rather, the writer must give them something worth listening to. YES, we believe all poetry has an aural aspect (poems are meant to be read aloud).

GUIDELINES for poetryrepairs apply to poetry and prose [nonfiction].
I have many things
to write unto you
but will not
with pen and ink
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SUBMISSION indicates an offer to publish your poem/s in future issues and in archives of poetryrepairs.com

TRANSLATIONS are WELCOME [attach ORIGINAL non-Roman-font in .gif format).

Open to all manner of QUALITY INTERNATIONAL POETRY
make READERS see in new ways, repair the mind/soul, think new thoughts.
In short, send your BEST --3 to 6 poems-- in the body of the email.

"Poetry" in form and structure changes over time; poets know what poetry is; they know its traditions and know when and how to deviate effectively. Editors/publishers assume you have read the guidelines for LAYOUT, etc.

LAYOUT for POETRYREPAIRS.com

STYLE="font: 12 point Times New Roman or Arial color="Black" Single spaced text, double space after stanza

  • Name [all CAPS at left margin]
    use full legal, professional name (dragon@OFFWORLDERS.xxx DRAGON is leased from an online provider)
  • TITLE at left margin [capitalize first word, nouns, verbs and significant modifiers],
  • center epigram/quote single spaced smaller 10pt font, neither bold nor BLACK
    you do not need quotation marks here. Epigram/quote require no more than 3 lines with the author's name on the last line
  • skip one line after the title or epigram/quote to begin at left margin with the poem text.

LENGTH
  • Most poems fit one or two 8.5"x11" sheets of paper or legal-size ( 8.5" x 14") [just seems so].
    Longer poems broken into sections may be acceptable. Example:
    'Poems on the Green Winter' §§ 1, 2, 3 may be published over three issues or on one page in three sections.
  • lines running over 40 characters with spaces and Line/s that run to the right margin may be broken with remaining words indented on a following line.
    The 40 line poem is an approximate average length - neither a rule nor a suggestion (just seems so).
  • at the poems END, skip two lines.
    if the poem is previously published please give the title and where it may be found
    • 'previously published in BOOK TITLE, publisher, year. or
    • 'previously published in Magazine (url if available) yyyy.issue:'page/s' or

After two blank lines: you may add one to three lines [each of 40 characters with spaces] about the poet or about the poem. LANGUAGE
  • Many international readers speak a different variety/dialect of formal English; please avoid barbarisms such as his'n and hern for his and hers; it's for its; etc.;
  • references that only U.S. Americans may catch: 'Timmy and Lassy' for example.
  • Avoid eccentric, odd, misspelling or otherwise nonstandard spelling and grammar; UNLESS it helps to build the identity of a persona.
  • Please do punctuate; even Emily Dickinson did so [in her unique way]
  • POETRYREPAIRS does NOT capitalize each line:
    capitalize NAME and Title [see above];
    in text, capitalize Proper Names and beginnings of Sentences.

EMAIL poetryrepairs@gmail.com
in subject line, please note one of the following
  • 'artwork'
  • 'editor'
  • 'poems #'
  • 'prose - essay/review/etc'
  • 'webmaster'

An editorial judgment is but one judgment of the poem (I've written enough to know that brilliant editors accept your work; ignorant editors reject it--it can't be helped).

NOTE WELL:
  • Volume of contributions may prohibit thorough analysis and/or response
  • Editors edit: they suggest change, but the work IS yours.
  • Care about your work; create titles that entice/seduce readers
    [avoid one dead word titles]
  • if an editor can't say something about the work, it likely will not be published.


Poetry in form and structure changes over time; poets know what poetry is; they know its traditions and know when and how to deviate effectively
POETRYREPAIRS writers guidelines
All fine arts are species of poetry -- S.T. Coleridge
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Prose published on POETRYREPAIRS relates to poem/s | poet/s | poetry/poetics
paragraphs are single-spaced with a blank line between paragraphs.

ACADEMIC [minimally 5 paragraphs, citations in text]
appreciation | criticism | identity issues |mechanics | phenomenology | philosophy of literature | systemics | theory etc.

TRANSLATIONs are WELCOME


JOURNALISTIC REPORTAGE [five to 10 single-spaced paragraphs w/ citations in text]
bibliography or biography (especially for contemporary poets) | book reviews | CW programs reviewed | magazines reviewed | readings reviewed | reviews of publishers
see also "Commentary and Comments

COMMENTARY and COMMENTS
from poets and other editors; essays/commentary on education, people/places, organizations for poets, summer programs, the poetry scene, travel, of interest to poets


ANNOUNCEMENTS
books published by poets on poetryrepairs | upcoming readings [2 months in advance please] | life events [weddings, moving]


NEVER IMPRESSIONIST APPRECIATION nor READER-RESPONSE
NEVER POLITICS (nor any other kind of PORN)
NEVER poorly written

    PARTICULARS
  • remember your audience: age 20 to 50; international; educated; mid- to upper-class income, men and women.
    So please avoid jargon, slang, regionalisms.
  • STYLE="font: 12pt arial,verdana color="black"
    • If ARIAL BLACK unavailable use BOLD
    • single-space each part:
      • Name+title see poetry guidelines, above.
      • epigram/quote see poetry guidelines, above.
      • BODY of TEXT single space, double space at stanza/paragraph
    • Author NAME: legal or professianal, all caps, one inch from top of page on first line of manuscrpt.
    • TITLE: beneath NAME Line. Capitalize first letter of first word; capitalize first letter of noun, verbs, and significant modifiers.
    • SUBTITLE: indent 12 spaces Capitalize as you would the "title"
    • CONTENT: begin at left margin (at least one inch from left edge of page, double space at paragraph break, be honest and forthright; avoid rambling and do not abuse; have clear evidence and few footnotes [explain in text if possible].
      poetryrepairs readers come neither to bury nor to praise Caesar; they just want a good read.

      Send shorter works (5 or 6 paragraphs; 500-750 words) before sending longer works (build an audience).

      SUBMISSION:
      EMAIL to poetryrepairs@gmail.com see above for subject line entry.


      NOTE WELL:
      • Volume of contributions may prohibit thorough analysis and/or response
      • Editors edit: they suggest change, but the work IS yours.
      • Care about your work; create titles that entice/seduce readers
        [avoid one dead word titles]
      • if an editor can't say something about the work, it likely will not be published.

I look forward to reading your work. JH
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