OccuPoetry seeks poetry about economic justice/injustice, greed, protest, activism, and opportunity. Submissions need not be limited to Wall Street’s greed nor US-based poets; we consider the Occupy Movement a world-wide movement for a more just world.
OccuPoetry accepts formal and free-verse, mail art, and collage poetry. We use submishmash for submissions. Once the editors have received a critical mass of submissions, we plan to publish new poems weekly. We review submissions weekly; response times may take up to a month.
We agree with Meyer Abrams that poems should be read aloud. If you have the means to record yourself reading your poem, please do. If we select your poem to appear in OccuPoetry, we will request that you send an mp3 file attachment or a link to a video (e.g. on YouTube)*. Multimedia recordings, while not necessary, make for stronger publications and also help make the website accessible to those with different abilities.
OccuPoetry uses an Indie Bound Affiliate account to raise money for the Occupy Movement. If you purchase from Indie Bound a book linked from this website, the proceeds made from the sale of the book will be used to support the Occupy Movement.
*Because of the size of the files, please do not send an mp3 attachment until one is requested.