Open Call: To whom the flesh / My flesh / Still connects me

Inland Project invites contemporary visual artists and poets to respond to queer poetry's cannon in order to create new and exciting work for an exhibition at the Poetry Society taking place as part of Art Licks Weekend.

Inland Projectsare looking for single or double colour visual designs or short poems that could be risograph printed on a 20.5x6.5cm bookmark. Selected participants will have their image or poem printed in large scale format for the exhibition as well as limited edition bookmarks and within a publication that will be launched as part of the exhibition.

Queer poetry is expansive and diverse. Writers of all backgrounds and sexual identities have captured their varied experiences and feelings of love in the expressive medium of poetic verse. Using all manner of literary devises and styles, writers have explored complex feelings of love and desire in visual ways. Walt Whitman used the natural symbolism of the calamus plant and its “phallic-shaped bloom” to celebrate homoeroticism in his work the Leaves of Grass andAudre Lorde vividly eroticised the female body in Love Poem: “honey flowed / from the split cup / impaled on a lance of tongues.”


Please visit http://www.inlandproject.co.uk/open-call/ for full t&cs and to download a word document of queer poetry, asan optional potential resource for inspiration for your work. Do not hesitate to contactInland Projectsif you have any questions. Good luck!

Deadline 23 August, 5pm