Anthology submissions are now closed. Thank you all for submitting!
Edited by Patty Paine, the founding Editor-in-Chief of Diode Editions and Diode Poetry Journal, and Law Alsobrook, Editor and Art Director of Diode Editions, the Diode anthology is to be launched in March 2021, coinciding with the 2021 AWP conference in Kansas City, Missouri.
Paine has been collecting old photos and negatives for 15 years and recently began posting these recovered images on Instagram in the collection titled "Negative Recovery Project." She has also used some of the vintage negatives as the basis of an experimental photography art project that is also posted on Instagram titled "Wrecked Archive."
For the Diode anthology, poets have selected a photo (or photos) from either, or both, of these collections to use as a poetry prompt (or prompts). In the printed anthology, poems are to appear with the photo that is its source of inspiration. Contributors are to receive two contributor copies. Additionally, ten select poems from the anthology are to be published as individual limited edition broadsides.
Paine has been collecting old photos and negatives for 15 years and recently began posting these recovered images on Instagram.
For this anthology, poets are asked to use photography from either collection as a poetry prompt (or prompts).