After a couple of years of thinking about it, I have launched Vessel, a new independent magazine exploring the ideas of poems as vessels.
Inspired in part by an interest in material culture and by Ursula K. Le Guin’s “Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction”, Vessel will explore, both formally and thematically, what a poem might hold, what might slip through it, and how it might contain.
There will be two DIY-printed issues per year, with a rolling co-editorship model. My longterm collaborator Cat Woodward will be joining me to co-edit the first issue.
Vessel will be seeking submissions of poems and images from 1st July 2020. You can find out more here, and read the submissions guidelines here. All enquiries and submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.