Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Editors, “For Elsewhere: Shaping Disappearance”

A Journal for Poetics & Poetry / Literature & Culture

ISSN: 1938-3592


L’autre appelle à venir et cela n’arrive qu’à plusieurs voix.
—Jacques Derrida
More and more I find that life is a series of disappearances followed usually but not always by reappearances; you disappear from your morning self and reappear as your afternoon self; you disappear from feeling good and reappear feeling bad.  And people, even face to face and clasped in each other's arms, disappear from each other.
—Russell Hoban
steps between / some passages / O make me / of joy / for a different message
—Susan Howe

Reconfigurations 5 is packed with dialogue & figuration, craft & critique, difference & innovation, song & vision.  Forty-five poems (eight of which are image/texts), two fictions, one portfolio of thirty-three drawings, five articles/essays, and one wiki-conversation (with contributions from twenty-five writers/scholars).  All submissions and works accepted for publication were reviewed by the editorial board and/or by other external reviewers.

Reconfigurations is an open-access, annual, independently managed, peer-reviewed journal for poetics and poetry & literature and culture that aims to build bridges among different communities.

Our work here turns upon generative contradictions.  We are both outside of established institutional hierarchies of process and production (we are online in the form of a blog) and we are the epitome of such systems (we are peer-reviewed).  We seek to gather and present both creative and scholarly texts—a judiciously selected diversity of genres/modes and forms of discourse.  We exist as a dynamic space for readers and writers invested in tradition and innovation.  Such dedication to both/and, such inclusion of opposition, is required by our project of reconfiguration.

Works are accepted for editorial review, April through August.  Reconfigurations launches/publishes during the months of November & December.

Reconfigurations is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License,  For permissions beyond the scope of that license, please contact the Editor and Publisher,

We welcome your participation.  Comments may be submitted via the post-a-comment link at the bottom of each document page.

The Editors, November, 2011 - January, 2012

Mark Young, “A Line from Weldon Kees,”, RECONFIGURATIONS: A Journal for Poetics & Poetry / Literature & Culture, v. 5: Disappearance, ed. W. Scott Howard (December, 2011). Rpt. The Best Australian Poems 2012, ed. John Tranter.
RECONFIGURATIONS: A Journal for Poetics & Poetry / Literature & Culture,, ISSN: 1938-3592, Volume 5 (2011): Disappearance

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