About The Anthology

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Superman. Batman. Wonder Woman. Spiderman. Each of these characters is an American superhero, born out of such ideals and idiosyncrasies as magic, the supernatural, the marginalized, and the desire to rise above circumstance and not only ‘fit in,’ but become a role model of sorts. America has long been fascinated with the expression of super-individuality—as if we can all be larger than life. Our obsession with the “invincible self” manifests itself in the form of superheroes. This anthology is meant to illuminate—through poetry—the nuances of such a relationship with self and the “large” individual.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Exploring Superheroes Through Poetry. . .

Call for submission:

We are currently seeking submissions for a new text, Between Saviors and Villains: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry Inspired by American Superheroes.

Send 3-6 poems and a cover letter including your contact information, comments on how your poems are meant to explore the concept of superheroes, and a brief bio to superheropoetryanthology@gmail.com. Please include all materials in one attached (.rtf) document.

Read on for more details about our mission for this anthology.

Maya and Andrea
Questions? Please email us at superheropoetryanthology@gmail.com.