title derives from Henry Miller, of course, but also from the times,
as the nightmare springs of '02, '03, and '04 brought harrowing violence
on the collective American psyche. Bush launched that wicked, heinous
war on Iraq and sent in the terrifying war machines to bomb that country's
defenseless, innocent civilians. Red for "blood," this
title Black Spring
references a perhaps morbid combination of Miller's sharply critical
questioning of the crazy side of this country's character and a small
historical marker for what has surely been one of the darkest, most
horrific socio-political periods most of us will ever know.
therefore dedicated to experimental writing, innovative poetry, probing
and critical thought, and exhuberant multimedia artwork that directly
or indirectly questions and rejects acquiescence to status quo poetries,
creates new beauty and intelligence, presents forward-looking thought
and other experimental writers, artists, and thinkers interested in
seeing their work published in Black
please see Submissions Guidelines before submitting.
Although the editor(s) will often solicit work from friends and frequently
showcase poetries by "established poets," Black
especially seeks to encourage submissions from "dissenting"
and isolated poets, particularly those chronically or socio-politically
unblessed by Bush Era economic prosperity, American egoism, sadly
indifferent Classism, and untouchable Academia. All of which comprises
a blah blah way of saying that Black
will frequently try to publish what some fashions and some forces
must always by their natures render invisible or unheard.