Poetry submissions for our 33rd issue close at midnight on 31 May – that's just weeks away! Creative Commons seeks to engage with issues of authorship, sampling, editing and poetry in the digital world. Information wants to be free, right – but what about poetic information?
Our guest poetry editor for this issue is Alison Croggon. We invite contributors to submit up to five poems on any theme. With this issue, for the first time, we will also be seeking to publish successful contributors' works under a Creative Commons license, meaning that we (and others) will be free to remix these works. Full submission details on our newsblog.
Meanwhile, our renga master Ashley Capes has been doing a sterling job keeping the renga train running on time and we're almost a third of the way through our second renga experiment, Zombie Haikunaut Renga. It's been great to see the number and range of comments on the renga, which kicked off, of course, with Scott Thouard's brilliant cauliflower Zombie haiku.
Finally, we set ourselves a rather ambitious target when we first launched the beast that has become Post-Epic, last December. Since then, the thirty four Post-Epic poems have, between them, amassed a total of almost 900 comments, or 'lines'. This brings us agonisingly close to the magical 1,000 line mark.
For this reason we'll continue to leave comments open for these poems, in the grim hope that one day we will reach that lofty goal. Check out the astonishing range of collaboratively-written Epic poems in the issue and post your own (perhaps final) lines today.