Coined in 2006 by political activist Tarana Burke, the ‘Me Too’ movement caught fire in late 2017 in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and has remained in the public spotlight since, helping to unite those that have faced the horrors of sexual misconduct in all forms. The movement has spread internationally and has forced individuals and businesses alike to re-evaluate how they handle sexual misconduct. The poems featured here are personal stories and recollections from those who stand behind the movement, and also work as calls to action for those in a position of power to change the way sexual misconduct is viewed in the world around us. These poems empower people to continue to speak up against unwanted advances and reform society as to take such advances out of social normalcy.
WE WANT YOU ALL: Academic Poets, Famous Poets, Free Form Poets, Street Poets, Unknown Poets, Spoken Word Poets, Published Poets, Unpublished Poets, and more
Please submit one poem only, limited to one page in length, approx. 30 lines, no wider than 4 1/4″, in 12 point Times New Roman plus a one to two sentences bio about you.
We will distribute the book at the 22nd Annual Poetry Ink event in late April.
In the coming months, Moonstone Press is offering various opportunities for poets to submit to 8 different chapbooks that we are publishing. If you are interested in learning more about these upcoming projects from Moonstone Press, please click the button below.
Moonstone Arts Center is launching a new program for emerging poets. Part publishing opportunity, part performance venue, New Voices will present and connect emerging poets in the Philadelphia area. As a poet under 30, you have the opportunity to submit your work to an Emerging Poets anthology-Open to Anyone Under 30.