Found Poetry special number

October 15, 2011

Each February Jessy Randall takes over the editorial office at Snakeskin, with a theme of her own choosing.

In February 2012 the theme will be FOUND POETRY.

Please send up to six found poems to No previously-published poems. Simultaneous submissions are allowed. No attachments, please – poems should be in the body of the email.

Jessy writes: ‘I much prefer found poems that didn’t start out as literary text. In other words, if you take someone else’s meant-to-be-lyrical prose and simply add line breaks, that is less interesting to me than if you “find” something that wasn’t meant to be lyrical or literary at all and, by “finding” it, turn it into something literary.’

The deadline is December 15.

3 Responses to “Found Poetry special number”

  1. susan powers bourne Says:

    thanks for the notice… will post at

  2. I should mention that the submissions should include a statement about the source(s) of the text(s). Thanks!

  3. […] Check out these amazing “poetry comics” by Jessy Randall, Curator and Archivist at Tutt Library at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. She is also the author of the poetry collections Injecting Dreams into Cows (Red Hen Press, 2012) and A Day in Boyland (Ghost Road Press, 2007), a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. Her poems and other works have appeared in Asimov’s, Many Mountains Moving, McSweeney’s, Mudfish, Opium, Painted Bride Quarterly, Rattle, and Sentence, and she occasionally guest-edits the online magazine Snakeskin. […]

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