Gabriel Rosenstock, born 1949 in postcolonial Ireland, is a poet, haikuist, tankaist, and novelist with over 180 books published. Recent titles include the comic detective novel My Head is Missing (Evertype, 2016) and the ekphrastic haiku volume Judgement Day (The Onslaught Press, 2016) in response to the collages of the anti-Nazi artist Kurt Waldmann. Among his awards is the Tamgha I Kidmat medal for services to literature. He blogs at http://roghaghabriel.blogspot.ie/
His series as Writer-in-Residence for Long Exposure will see him responding through haiku to a range of photography from around the world, teasing out their narratives, ideas, and resonances.
-Opportunity to perform your work at a live poetry event at Bute Park, Cardiff, 15th April.
Featuring T.S Eliot prize-winning poet Philip Gross, Toby Thompson and other established spoken word artists. More details to follow.
– Publication for chosen submissions in a multi-media digital anthology, produced by Long Exposure Press.
Poetry: Maximum of three poems per submission.
Prose: 2000 Words or Less
One piece of prose per submission.
You may submit in both categories if you choose.
All submissions to: email@example.com
Please include name and contact information.
Submissions should have the subject line: ‘Nature Writing Anthology 2017’.
We are inviting submissions of poetry and prose with nature and the natural world as its focus. The work collected will celebrate green space, woodland and forested areas and their continued importance, in support of the work of The Tree Charter, with The Woodland Trust leading a call to create a Charter for Trees, Woods and People that will redefine the relationship between trees and people in the UK for the future. (Further details here.) What continues to resonate with you when you engage with these environments, and what loss would the erosion of these constitute?
Expression and performance are also at the heart of this, and contributors are encouraged to submit a video or audio recording along with their work. This is not a mandatory requirement for inclusion, but selected contributors will be invited to perform their work at a live event in Bute Park, Cardiff, on 15th April.
‘At the end of each song he lays the saxophone on his lap, leans over and spits into a tin bucket. The floorboards under his chair are worn from years of heels tapping syncopated rhythms. His toe breaks through the sole of the boot, yet the shine remains jet black and sharp…’
‘The richness of this book lies not in any one person’s contribution, but in the fertile space between them – between word and image, between languages, between word and silence, between landscape and light.’
‘Through photography I have sought to explore the space between the finite and the infinite. For me, infrared photography is on the borderline, the veil between the known and the unknown … a search for what is beyond the doorway of perception. What draws me—what speaks to me—is the mystery …’
Long Exposure Magazine has now been publishing for 2 years!
During this time the magazine has been fortunate enough to publish a fantastic range of poetry, photography, visual art and critical work from around the world. Many thanks to each contributor and reader who has been involved so far.
Issue 4 will add sharp and engaging short fiction to this output, featuring more writers and artists than any previous issue.
These are exciting times as we look to expand the magazine and above all promote high-quality creative work and those who are producing it.