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Reading for Osiris 95

JULY 1-SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

We will begin reading submissions for Osiris 95 July 1. The deadline for all submissions is September 30, 2022. Please send 3 to 6 unpub lished poems and a 50-word biographical note. osirispoetry@gmail.com

Translators please include the original text and a letter of permission from the publisher and the author.

Convocatoria abierta. Comenzaremos a leer poemas para Osiris 95 en julio 1. La fecha límite para todas las entregas es septiembre 30, 2022. Por favor envíen 3 a 6 poemas inéditos y una nota biográfica de 50 palabras a osirispoetry@gmail.com.

Los traductores deben incluir el texto original y una carta de permiso de la editorial y del autor. 

Nous lirons les soumissions pour le numéro 95 de la revue à partir du premier juillet. La date limite est le 30 septembre 2022. Veuillez nous envoyer 3 à 6 poèmes inédits et une brève notice biographique de 50 mots. osirispoetry@gmail.com

Featured

Submissions for Osiris 95

We will begin reading submissions for Osiris 95 in July. The deadline for all submissions is October 1, 2022. Please send 3 to 6 unpublished poems and a 50-word biographical note. osirispoetry@gmail.com

Translators please include the original text and a letter of permission from the publisher and the author.

Nous lirons les soumissions pour le numéro 95 de la revue à partir du premier juillet. La date limite est le premier octobre 2022. Veuillez nous envoyer 3 à 6 poèmes inédits et une brève notice biographique. osirispoetry@gmail.com

A SPECIAL PUBLICATION TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF OSIRIS

Osiris will publish a special edition of poems and photos in September. 

A color or black & white photo will accompany each poem. The photo will not illustrate the poem, but will act as a visual poem in counter-point or in harmony with the text. 

We will be reading submissions from June 15 to July 15. 

Submit no more than 3 unpublished poems & a 50-word biblio-bio. 

Poems, whether they are written in traditional lines or in prose blocks, should be no longer than 30 lines.

osirispoetry@gmail.com

Contributors’ Blogs & Sites

Abderrahmane Djelfaoui: Le sel de la terre

https://djelfalger.blogspot.com

Patty Dickson Pieczka

http://www.pattywrites.net

Maria Stadnicka

https://mariastadnicka.com

Patty Dickson Pieczka

Franca Mancinelli : Diario di passo

https://www.francamancinelli.com

Rafael-José Díaz: Travesías

www.rafaeljosediaz.blogspot.com.es

Frances Presley

https://www.francespresley.co.uk

Aura Christi

https://aurachristi.ro

Jean-Marc Sourdillon

https://jeanmarcsourdillon.fr

Fabrice Farre: poésie contemporaine…peut-être

https://biendesmotsencore.blogspot.com

Collections from Contributors

Available from Arteidolia Press, $16.00

arteidolia.com/arteidolia-press

Available from Shearsman Books, $27.00

http://www.shearsman.com

Available from Shearsman Books, €9.95

http://www.shearsman.com

Available from Water Stones, €10.95.

waterstones.com

Available from Pony One Dog Press, $19.95.

ponyonedogpress.com

Available from Spuyten Duyvil, $16.00.

spuytenduyvil.net

Available from Guillemot Press, €12.

guillemot press.co.uk

Available from Éditions du Noroît, 23$CAN.

http://lenoroit.com

Available from Anterem Edizioni, €10.

anteremedizioni.it

Available from Oxybia Éditions, 15€

http://oxybia.free.fr

Available from Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 9€

knivesforksandspoonspress.co.uk

New Poetry from Osiris Contributors

Pre-order from Finishing Line Press, $1 4.99, paper & $3.49 shipping per copy

Both titles ship in August, 2022

 www.finishinglinepress.com

Click on “Bookstore.” Credit card orders will be processed through PayPal.

Available from Red Dragonfly Press, $17.00

reddragonflypress.org

Available from The Bitter Oleander Press, $21.00

http://bitteroleander.com

Available from The Bitter Oleander Press, $25.

bitteroleander.com

Available from Červená Barva Press, $18.00

LAVINIA & HER DAUGHTERS A Carpathian Elegy 
by Ioana Ieronim
Translated from Romanian by Adam J. Sorkin and Ioana Ieronim

cercenabarvapress.com

Available from Les herbes rouges, $19.95

lesherbesrouges.com

Available from Les Écrits des forges, #15.00

lesecritsdesforges.com

Available from Le Noroît, $22.00

www.lenoroit.com

Available from Jacar Press, $12.00

http://jacarpress.com

Available from Shearsman Books, €9.95

www.shearsmanbooks.com

Available from Dos Madres Press, $17.00

http://dosmadres.com

Available from Bruno Guattari éditeur, 12€

http://brunoguattariediteur.fr

Available from Gallimard, 14€

http://librairie-gallimard.com

Special Series

In addition to Osiris 95 (late December issue), Osiris will publish a special series of three collections as part of the celebration of 50 years of Osiris.

Details are still evolving. The collections will be released in September, October, and November. They will be free to subscribers and available otherwise at a modest cost.

Subscriptions to Osiris are $24; 22 €.

Reflections on the Early Days of Osiris

The earliest manifesto published in Osiris stated that Osiris would publish work that had an “organic” source. This simply meant that art in the broadest sense of the word should be free to explore those spiritual, psychological, emotional, and intellectual aspects of people’s lives that were not connected to nations or social groupings. It is clear to me now that these thoughts were related to my own education in philosophy and theology and also to the intense debate on the relationship between various fields of intellectual inquiry, namely the sciences and the arts.

Osiris has always published work by people who take risks, who expose language, explore the relationships between people and our planet, between people and their consciousness, memories, interactions with others (animal, human, plant, etc.), and who allow the formal elements of art and literature to express a point of view not necessarily represented by narrative discourse. We have not been part of the American fascination with narrative. Narrative elements, of course, are often present in all kinds of abstract discourse and art, but the art of story telling and persuasion has not been something Osiris nurtures.

Osiris can be read from cover to cover; there is a conscious ordering of elements. Each echoes or anticipates or concludes and intensifies the one it precedes or follows. Each issue is a whole, a gesture, a movement towards something beyond each contributor’s work.

Each issue is an act of faith, a Kierkegaardian leap of faith. Is there anything out there? How can we include the very young, those whose voices are so vital to the continued evolution of the community of artists and writers. Perfection is not a necessary element; the monotonous formulaic use of language that often characterizes academic writing is something we do not embrace.