Chronic Poetics: Anthology
Chronic Poetics is an anthology which gives voice to those who suffer from chronic illnesses and pain, featuring a combination of poetry, essays, photographs, illustration and design, Chronic Poetics explores what it means to live with a chronic condition and what we wish people knew about living with these conditions.
The pieces will be presented as part of a visual narrative exploring themes of disability, inspired by and grounded in the experiences of selected artists.
The role of graphic design is crucial in constructing and communicating healthcare messages around the world, and has the ability to persuade, inform and empower. This collaboration of artistic practice aims to change perceptions and to allow the shared conditions of embodiment to emerge from the text. It’s space exclusively for disabled writers and artists to share their experiences.
We are looking for:
- Poetry: up to 30 lines on chronic illness/pain
- Personal Essays: up to 1000 words about your experience of chronic illness or pain. This could be about before you were diagnosed, your diagnosis, your experience of living through/with your condition or even how you manage it.
- Artwork or Photography: Images of any dimensions inspired by or about chronic illness and pain. High resolution image (ideally 300ppi, please ask if unsure).
How to submit
Please send submissions to the email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Chronic Poetics Submission”. Any documents you send, please title them in the following format: “Artist Name – Title of Piece”. Please send only one piece per document.
February 11th 2022