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pnk prl is now accepting submissions for issue 2 which is set to be released in march.
Founded in 2016, pnk prl is a tri-annual online zine dedicated to publishing blackout/erasure poetry written by queer-identifying writers (self-identified of course; we work on the honor system). We publish in March, July, and November.
We choose to focus on blackout/erasure poems because we think there’s something particularly special about the form. Blacking out and/or erasing parts of a text to make a new one gives a poet the opportunity to put themselves into a narrative, to disagree with a point of view, to re-write a moment in time, etc. with the added color of the source text affecting the result; i.e. a poem about being queer, erased from the Book of Leviticus (in our opinion) is more powerful than a completely original poem on the same topic.
We enjoy juxtaposition and transformation here at pnk prl and we kind of think all poets do too.
Click here to submit.