The Coiled Serpent: Poets arising from the cultural quakes and shifts of Los Angeles
Deadline: July 1, 2015
For national distribution, with a launch planned at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in early 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Tia Chucha Press is publishing an anthology of new and veteran Los Angeles-area poets, focusing on the city’s grand mosaic of voices and flavors in the first 15 years of the 21st century. AWP hosts the largest gathering of writers and teachers of writing in the country, with upwards of 14,000 participants. This anthology will introduce the world to the vitality and variety of verse in the City of Angels, a city of poets.
Los Angeles has close to 60 percent people of color, 225 languages spoken at home, and some of the richest and poorest persons in the country. TCP plans to capture the contrasts, divisions, but also the fusions and interlocutions that have created this most global of cities. With an expansive 502.7 square miles of city (and beyond, including the massive county of 4,752.32 square miles), the poetry should draw on imagery, words, stories, and imaginations that are also vast, encompassing a real “leaves of grass.” Continued reading here