Peter the Kitty
; Oil on Board by Mrs Jackson
Acquired By Scott Wilson from Salvation Army Thrift Store, Hyde Park MA
Stirring in its portayal of feline angst. Is Peter hungry or contemplating his place in a hungry world? The artist has evoked both hopelessness and glee with this irrational use of negative space.
From “The Museum Of Bad Art: Art Too Bad To Be Ignored” by Tom Stankowicz and Marie Jackson;used with permission of MOBA, www.MuseumOfBadArt.org
|We couldn't decide, so we picked two themes for ISSUE 19: NO CUTE PETS and VELVET ELVIS: BAD ART |
NO CUTE PETS: We are looking for poems that explore our relationships with animals. Animals should not simply be metaphors or symbols, but creatures of this world.
Empathy, intelligence, moments of understanding, Yes. A deceased Fluffy or Muffy waiting patiently for you at the Rainbow Bridge leading to Heaven – NO.
So-called anthropomorphism allowed –do we really understand the distinctions between human behavior and that of other animals?
VELVET ELVIS: BAD ART. Someone makes it. Someone buys it. Does it inspire you - to nausea or to poetry?
Send us your appreciations, thoughts, rants, run-on phrases and descriptions of the world of Velvet Elvis. Even better - send us a poem and an image of the inspiring art work!
Submissions for the next issue:|
Will ONLY be taken from December 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013.
ONE TO THREE POEMS ONLY.
Must be original and not previously published in print or on-line.
Simultaneous submissions are OK. Please notify us as soon as any work is accepted elsewhere.
Poetry can be in Text only (TXT or RTF), in Word (DOC or DOCX) format or included in the body of the e-mail.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND PDF FILES!
And please name your file with part of your last name.
Should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name in the subject line.|
All submissions should include:
your name and e-mail address
a short (three-line) biographical note. Please limit the list of publication credits to 5 journals.
Your location (city, state) in case we need to contact you concerning a local reading.
|We try to report on submissions within 3 months of the March 31 deadline. Please wait to query us till August 2013. We plan to release Issue 19 in autumn of 2013.