SUBMISSIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.
 

OUR LAST ISSUE WILL BE PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 20TH.

 

ISSUE PROMPT FOR OUR FINAL ISSUE #12

FINISHING

Ansel Adams elevated the importance of photographic print techniques, contending that “The negative is comparable to the composer’s score and the print to its performance.” Reluctantly, we are concluding Light’s publication. To bring this last year’s thematic sequence to closure, we solicit contributions of finished works.

Photographers understand the necessity of perfectly focused and composed film negatives. But the celluloid documentation of light exposure is only the medium through which artists display their finest techniques and most creative insights.

So we exhort poets to look at your collection of completed pieces. Consider what touches you might risk with a piece that has already reached its accepted finality. Would you, like an artisanal printer, enhance details by ‘burning’ them in with selective emphasis. Would you chance ‘dodging’ facets to enhance obscurity and ambiguity by making clear details less distinct. What
elements might you polish to unexpected radiance with a few intuitive rewordings?

 

We invite all our past contributors to join with writers lately aware of Light. Show us beguiling spontaneous improvisations on some of your finished productions. We cannot print poems that have already been published online or in print media. That constraint doesn’t change. But every poet has a backlog of pieces that reached completion but never found publication. Take out these compositions and burnish them. Give us a new performance that exemplifies your artistry.

 

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