Precarious times call for more poetry: more ecopoetry, more political poetry, more poems of beauty and daring.
Finished Creatures is a new platform for emerging and experienced poets: an independent, no profit, printed magazine, carefully produced with an eye for detail and originality.
Here you will find poets engaging with the realities of the Anthropocene. You’ll find work that considers human and non-human beings with equal interest and affinity, and which sometimes explores the territory in between.
Alongside environmental concerns and ecopoetry are poems that draw on personal experience, politics, myth and science to express something new and restless.
Issue two: October 2019
The submissions window for issue two of Finished Creatures opens July 1st and closes August 4th.
The theme is Risk: open to all and many interpretations. Risks of loss and gain, accident or adventure. The risk of losing creatures, plants, landscapes and seas; rights, words, lives and love. The risk of leaping, diving, embracing, defying. The risk of noticing and writing – or not.
Please send up to four previously unpublished poems in a single word document. We aim to acknowledge all submissions and to make editorial decisions within a month of the submissions window closing.
The magazine’s General Editor and designer is Jan Heritage. Jan has a publishing background and was Promotions Manager for Faber and Faber. Her work is widely published in UK magazines and anthologies. She has MAs in American Literature (Sussex) and Creative Writing (Royal Holloway), where she specialised in Ecopoetics.
With the exception of essential printing costs, all time and expertise is given voluntarily. We welcome offers of time and skills for website development, digital marketing, production and administration.
Issue one: Airborne
Issue one of Finished Creatures is now available and features new work from over 50 contemporary poets:
Alastair Zangs / Anuja Ghimire / Asim Khan / Audrey Ardern-Jones / Becky Varley-Winter / Carole Bromley /Caroline Hammond /Charlotte Gann / Cheryl Moskowitz / Claire Collison /Claire Dyer/ Clare Best / Daphne Astor / EA Roberts / Fiona Larkin /Hannah Rose Woods/James Goodman /Jane Burn /Jane Lovell/Jane Wilkinson /Jean Hall /Jemma Borg / Jill Abram / Joel Scarfe / Judith Cair / Kate Noakes / Katherine McMahon /Katrina Naomi / Lesley Sharpe / Lisa Kelly / L Kiew / Lydia Unsworth / Marion Tracy / Martin Figura / Martin Nathan / Matthew Stewart / Matt Howard / Michelle Penn / Oliver Comins / Paul Stephenson / Penny Sharman /Philip Gross / Pippa Little /Rebecca Gethin / Richard Price / Robin Houghton/ Roy Marshall /Sallyanne Rock / Sarah Doyle/ Susannah Hart / Suzannah Evans / Tim Youngs
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