The Skinny Poetry Journal (TSPJ) seeks new poetry that documents the historic upcoming protests related to the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States. We are interested in submissions that report the experiences of those attending major protest marches all over the country, as well as those that will actually take place in Washington, DC: namely, the Answer Coalition March on Inauguration Day (1/20/2017) and The Women’s March on Washington, which is scheduled the following day.
The Skinny Poetry Journal
TSPJ is a literary journal that is dedicated to The Skinny poetry form (and edited by a rotating team of poets). A Skinny is a short poem form, created by Truth Thomas, that consists of eleven lines. The first and eleventh lines can be any length (although shorter lines are favored). The eleventh and last line must be repeated using the same words from the first and opening line (however, those words can be rearranged). The second, sixth, and tenth lines must be identical.
The point of the Skinny, or Skinnys, is to convey a vivid image with as few words as possible. Skinny poems can be about any subject. They can also be linked, like Haiku, Senryu or Tanka. To submit your work for publishing consideration, email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your poem, or poems, copied into the body of your email.