OccuPoetry is now accepting submissions for its fourth issue, which will be released in the summer of 2014.
With roots in the Occupy Wall Street protests and encampments, OccuPoetry is a journal of unabashedly political poetry. Poets, always in the margins, have critical perspectives on the world. OccuPoetry welcomes submissions of formal and free-verse poetry of a political nature, where the author takes seriously the craft of verse. The editors particularly enjoy historically informed poetry that looks beyond the self.
OccuPoetry has published established poets such as Joe Wenderoth, Francisco X. Alarcón, Laura Lee Washburn, Luisa A. Igloria, and Diane Raptosh. On several occasions, the journal has also been the first place of publication for emerging poets.
With the fourth issue, the founding editors, Phillip Barron and Katy Ryan, welcome Paco Marquez to the editorial board. Originally from Mexico, Paco Marquez studied philosophy at UC Berkeley and is currently pursuing an MFA in poetry at New York University. His work has appeared in Late Peaches: Poems by Sacramento Poets, the 2012 Squaw Valley Review, and has recently gone up on the side of a building in Sacramento through the Sacramento Metropolitan Art Commission’s Del Paso Words & Walls Project. He was also recently the featured Lo-Writer of the Week in Juan Felipe Herrera’s California Poet Laureate website. He served for four years as a board member of the Sacramento Poetry Center, and Los Escritores del Nuevo Sol. His poem, Silver-Green Ladybug on Pine Bark, appears in Issue 3 of OccuPoetry.
Submissions for the fourth issue will be considered on a rolling basis through June 15th. Submit your poem(s) here.