Winter 2015: "Close Weather"
"The weather is a stretchy, elaborate, delicate trapeze, an abstract and intact conveyance to the genuine future, which is also now." – Lisa Robertson
Is talking about the weather still a refuge for polite conversation? Are we nostalgic, already, for a moment in which the weather was reliably synonymous with boring? If we are almost continually reminded by news reports (of droughts and flash floods, wildfires and thunder-snow, ice storms and hurricanes) that weather is not a backdrop to the dramatic actions of our era, but its central player, how will the literature we make reflect this?
Perilous and spectacular weather events provide one frame for such thinking, but a serene and unseasonably warm afternoon creates another. As climate change continues to transform our imaginations of and expectations for the future, we are interested in work that explores the interface between human agency and comprehension, fatalism or willful denial, as it relates to the shaping and reshaping of art and the environment.
We are seeking
submissions of original fiction, poetry, and essays that let the weather
into the work of art and thinking, for our Winter 2015 issue. The reading
period began August 15, 2014. See
Submissions for details on how
to submit your work.
Dale Ray Phillips
Jacque E. Day
ASSISTANT POETRY EDITOR
MFA EDITORIAL INTERNS
ORIGINAL WEBSITE DESIGN
Jacque E. Day