Seeking work for an anthology of television poems for Poets Wear Prada, a NJ-based press. We're projecting release in 2013.
There are anthologies of movie poems and music poems. As far as I’ve
been able to determine, there are no anthologies of poetry about a
medium that has affected our language, our perceptions of the world, our
politics, our economy, our opinions, and our tastes and interests.
We're seeking poems, prose poems, list poems and catalogues, hybrid
forms, etc. about television in all its aspects: network and cable, the
sit-coms, the news, the crime and medical dramas, The Sopranos and The
Borgias, made-for-TV movies, actors and actresses, personalities,
characters, theme songs, advertisements, and, of course, the medium’s
history. By “personalities,” I mean people like Johnny Carson, Dan
Rather, Ellen DeGeneres and Bill O’Reilly.
Please send up to three poems, five pages maximum, to:
tvpoems(at)yahoo.com (replace(at) with @)
(Doc or RTF format only).
The deadline is Sept. 30.
Please don’t send work on the following topics, as we’ve already
accepted poems covering them: the influence of TV on our lives, Bob
Hope, The Tonight Show, the introduction of TV, Pan Am, commercial
breaks during televised sports, shampoo commercials, Three’s Company,
the laugh track, The Prisoner, Jeopardy, The Addams Family, I Love L
ucy, the 1984 Apple Super Bowl commercial, My So-Called Life, Star Trek,
The Honeymooners, Judge Judy, commercials for laundry detergent, local
cable access, Ozzie & Harriet, Jerry Lewis, The Brady Bunch, Ernie
Kovacs, the emergency test, Alan Freed’s TV show, Puerto Rican soap
operas and St. Clare of Assisi (patron saint of television). Editor: