Please send proposals or inquires to before submitting work. Some familiarity with the journal is appreciated.

Looking for: essays (on contemporary writing, performance, and art), experiments in criticism, poetics statements and investigations, interviews, translations, black and white art work, long-form review essays (that consider several books or authors linked around central themes or questions), performance scores, etc. Submissions do not need to be related to issue themes – send proposals & queries!

Not looking for: unsolicited poetry, fiction, or plays; conventional academic papers or dissertation chapters; “straight” translations of canonized authors or texts; work primarily designed to be presented online, color visual work.

Forthcoming issues/Call for Submissions:

Tripwire 18: Archive Fervor

In a time of crisis and uprising, death and revolt against death—what use might archives be put to, in order to perhaps wrest from the dustbins and all-but-erased traces of the past renewed radical models and energies for our present moment & whatever futures may yet emerge? How might archival work become a radical practice, delinked from the fetishtic appropriations of ‘the past’ by certain academic and museumifying tendencies or nationalist projects? What new methodologies & historical contexts are required in order to bring the past out from the shadows of Eurocentric telologies of linear progress, in order to recover & recenter radical possibilities—however trapped in marginalizing discourses of ‘failure’ or ‘defeat’—& in so doing reanimate those seemingly stunted & all-but-forgotten lightning-charges for contemporary reimaginings of past, present, & future?

Looking for archival projects, essays, tranlsations, interviews, reviews / proposals due Nov 1 / submissions Feb 1 / 

Reviewers: Tripwire is looking for reviewers of new and forthcoming books of poetry, criticism, & other forms of experimental writing and performance. While short form reviews are fine, I’m ideally looking for reviews that go a bit deeper than an extended blurb, perhaps reading the work(s) at hand alongside other books/authors and/or pressing aesthetic/political concerns. Below is a very partial list of authors (as of July 2018) who have new books out, and I’m *totally* open to suggestions for others. (& if you have a new book out or are a publisher, please let me know). Please email with inquiries or proposals. I can get you free review copies/PDFs in most cases. (crossed out entries are already spoken for) (This list is very out of date! please propose books to review!) :

Because Tripwire is focused on poetics and poet-criticism, I’m especially interested in reviews of the following essay/poetics/poetry/etc collections: SOS-Calling All Black People: A Black Arts Reader (ed Bracey, Sanchez, & Smethurst), Letters to the Future: Black Women/Radical Writing (eds. Martin & Hunt), What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America (ed Nielsen & Ramey), Communism and Poetry: Writing Against Capital (eds. Jennison & Murphet), Alejandra Pizarnek, A Tradition of Rupture, Sophie Seita, Provisional Avant-Gardes: Little Magazine Communities from Dada to Digital,  Neplantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color (ed. Soto),  Joel Bettridge, Avant Garde Pieties, Open Text, V 1-3 (ed Roger Farr), a Guide to Poetics Journal (ed Hejinian & Watten), Angels of the Americlypse (ed Giménez Smith & Chávez), The Force of What’s Possible (ed Hoang & Wilkinson), Essay Press’s Conversation SeriesSouffles-Anfas: A Critical Anthology (ed. Harrison & Villa-Ignacio), Lisa Samuel’s Over Hear: Six types of poetic experiment in Aortearoa/New Zealand, & others like these.

And books by (in no particular order, crossed out names taken): Don Mee Choi, Ashraf Fayadh, Marília Garcia, Russell Atkins, Keith & Mendi Obadike, Verity Spott, Uljana Wolf, Min K. Kang, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Alicia Cohen, Maged Zaher, CA Conrad, Daniel Borzutzky, Cardboard House Press books, Heriberto Yépez, Ed Luker, Luis Felipe Fabre, Etel Adnan, Heather Fuller, Cecilia Vicuña, Samantha Giles, Jocelyn Saidenberg, Will Alexander, Vidhu Aggarwal, Edwin Torres, Craig Santos Perez,  Donato Mancini, Joseph Kaplan, Jen Coleman, C.S. Giscombe, Ryan Eckes, Cody-Rose Clevidence, David Lau, Kim Yideum, Frank Smith, Ed Steck, Zoe Tuck, Anne Boyer, Angela Carr, Jane Gregory, josé felipe alvergue, Joseph Rios, Henry Wei Leung, Bhanu Kapil, Rod Smith, Susie Timmons, Douglas Kearney, Tom Raworth, Juan Gelman, Anne Tardos, Gabriel Ojeda-Sague, Susan Briante, Robert Glück, Eleni Stecopoulos, Angel Dominguez, Sue Landers, JH Phydras, Emerson Whitney, Vincent Toro, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Beth Murray, Andy Fitch, Dawn Lundy Martin, Janice Lobo Sapigao, Ronaldo Wilson, Sade Murphy, Dodie Bellamy, Hiromi Ito, Joyelle McSweeney, Maggie Zurawski, Emily Abendroth, Steve Zultanski, Ji Yoon Lee, Joseph Kaplan, Kevin Killian, Dolores Dorantes & Rodrigo Flores Sanchez, Kaia Sand, Allison Cobb, Hugo Garcia Manriquez, Julie Carr, Jasper Bernes, Juliana Spahr, Cathy Eisenhower, Kit Robinson, Keston Sutherland, Sean Bonney, Cori Copp, Rob Fitterman, Juliana Huxtable, Rita Wong, Pedro Pietri, Fred Wah, Danielle LaFrance, Jordan Abel, Joseph Somoza, Buck Downs, Tonya Foster, the Collected John Weiners & Letters of Weiners, Diana Hamilton, Lucas di Lima, Brian Blanchfield, Vi Khi Nao, Paolo Javier, Holly Pester, and likely hundreds more…as well as performance works, experimental prose, text art, journals and mags, translations and reprints, ongoing online debates, etc etc.

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