Call for Spirit and Place Poems

The World We Live(d) In

How have our views on issues like race, inequality, climate change, gender, and immigration changed through the course of history? How have past poets and contemporary poets—like you— interpreted these views? Join the Indiana Writers Center, Dance Kaleidoscope, Indianapolis Art Center, Jewish Community Relations Council and JCC for an artistic exploration of our community’s ideas, values, and revolutionary thoughts. The IWC will publish an online anthology of poetry about social justice issues, a selection of which will be choreographed and performed by DK dancers at the JCC on Sunday, November 12 as part of the 2019 Spirit & Place Festival. Attendees will also have the opportunity to create their own “blackout” or “book” poems in a guided art-making experience with Indianapolis Art Center teaching artists.

Submission Guidelines for “The World We Live(d) in Anthology"

  • Indiana poets may submit up to five original poems on any topic related to social justice. Prose poems are acceptable. (May be previously published)
  • You may submit up to five poems by other poets on any topic related to social justice, preferably published before 2000.
  • Your name/mailing address/phone number/email should appear in the upper left corner of the first page of your submission. If you are submitting more than one poem, please put this information on each one.
  • Include a brief bio in the body your email. If you have publishing credits, please list them.
  • If your poem has been previously published, please say where.
  • You do not have to be a published writer to submit your work.
  • Email your submission as an attached word document with your name and “Poetry Submission” in the subject line of the email to


Deadline for all submissions: Friday, October 11

Poets will be notified of choices no later than October 25.

Questions may be addressed to




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