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Editor: Alexis Lathem

Assistant Editors: Richard Cambridge & Charles Coe

Open for submissions on December 15, 2020

All submissions are due by March 1, 2021

After four long years, we have scaled the mountain. But beyond  mountains, there are more mountains. The Haitian proverb can be read  many ways: it can mean that only by surmounting one obstacle can we  arrive at a clear view of the next one, that the challenges are never  ending. Or, that every challenge is, equally, an opportunity. It can  also suggest the ways in which the mountains we face form broader  patterns, shaped as they are by the same forces (racism, capitalism)  that divide us and erode the basis of future life on Earth.

About Place Geographies of Justice issue seeks work that  re-imagines the maps that divide us into the privileged and the  disadvantaged, that value some lives more than others; work that exposes  systems of medical, environmental, and economic apartheid. We look for  work that opens itself to the larger world, that takes the long view,  that peels back the maps imposed through historical and ecological  violence and shows awareness of who and what was here before. Work that  is located in sacred geographies, that has come from the difficult  ascent, work that is visionary. Send us your poems, essays, stories,  artwork and multimedia born from your ascents and descents, your passage  through the hollows of grief, your moments of transcendent vision. Give  us the view that will take our breath away.

Issue Editor

Alexis Lathem is an environmental journalist, essayist, author of the poetry collection Alphabet of Bones (Wind  Ridge) and two chapbooks, and is currently working on a collection of  lyric and documentary essays on ecological themes. Her poems and essays  have appeared or are forthcoming in About Place, AWP Chronicle,  Beloit Poetry Journal, Chelsea Review, The Hopper, Hunger Mountain,  Gettysburg Review, Saranac Review, Spoon River Review, Solstice, Stonecoast, West Branch and other journals. She has worked in support of environmental, food  justice, and Indigenous sovereignty movements for many years, and is  currently active in climate justice work, and with her faculty union’s  Anti-Racism Working Group.  She lives on a small farm in Vermont and  teaches at the Community College of Vermont. She is a 2018-2021 Black  Earth Institute Fellow.

Assistant Editors

Richard Cambridge‘s poetry, novels, and theatre  productions address controversial themes on the American political  landscape. His theatre-troupe Singing with the Enemy portrayed the  fifty-year blockade of Cuba, and the plight of political prisoners in  the U.S. As an “installation artist” he reclaims and alters private  signage to inspire public debate. His current project is a collaboration  with Swiss musician singer-songwriter George Hennig, writing lyrics for  an album to be released in the spring of 2021.

Charles Coe is the author of three books of poetry: All Sins Forgiven: Poems for my Parents, Picnic on the Moon, and Memento Mori, all published by Leapfrog Press. He is also author of Spin Cycles,  a novella published by Gemma Media. Charles was selected as a Boston  Literary Light by the Associates of the Boston Public Library and is a  former artist fellow at the St. Botolph Club in Boston. A short film by  filmmaker Roberto Mighty, “Peach Pie,” was based on his poem, “Fortress”  and has been shown at film festivals nationwide. Another short film,  “Charles Coe: Man of Letters,” also by Roberto Mighty was featured at  the 2020 Roxbury Film Festival. Charles was a 2017 artist-in-residence  for the city of Boston, where he created an oral history project focused  on residents of Mission Hill. He is poetry editor of “Multiplicity,” an  online literary journal published by Bay Path University in Longmeadow,  Mass. Charles has served as poet-in-residence at Wheaton College and at  the Chautauqua Institution in New York State and is an adjunct  professor of English at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode  Island, and Bay Path University, where he teaches in both MFA programs.

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