About The Anthology
- Andrea Reid & Maya Zeller, editors
- 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.
Superhero and Poetry Links
Friday, January 1, 2010
We have been overjoyed at the huge response to our call for submissions, and are enjoying the myriad poems we've received from established, up-and-coming, and new writers. How wonderful to know that so many of you have been waiting for an anthology of this kind. For those of you asking where we are in our process: we are currently in the final stages of going through our first round of submissions and hope to notify people as to the status of their poems by early February. We will then send out a second round call for submissions. Thank you for your patience as we make these tough editorial decisions.