Call for Submissions! / by Janine Joseph

Emotive Fruition, a performance series where actors bring poetry to life on stage, is seeking submissions for its May 25th show at the Botanic Lab in NYC. This episode will be held in conjunction with the release of my debut collection, Driving Without a License, winner of the Kundiman Prize for Poetry. The event is co-sponsored by Kundiman.

For this themed performance, we are looking for published or unpublished poems that explore notions and experiences of (un)documented immigration, migration, home, exile, and/or what it means to be(come) American. We are seeking poems that are written in the first person and can function as a story, a confession, a revelation, an elegy, a reckoning, a moment of desire, etc. We are interested in how a poem on the page can come to life on stage, with the voice of the poet coming through the voice of the actor.

After poems are selected and poets notified, we will hold a rehearsal in Manhattan with both poets and actors on May 23rd. Because of the nature of the collaboration, you must be able to travel to NYC for the rehearsals and performance. We look forward to reading your work!

Guidelines and Submission Details.