Rail Switch Poetry

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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Rail Switch is an online journal for poetry videos. By combining poetry and video, Rail Switch encourages artists to collaborate, and hopefully to showcase the beauty and power of emotion in new ways, as a result both of the harmony between poetic and visual images and of the collision between perspectives. The goal of this publication is to build on the potential of poetry and of video by creating a platform for serious art that can be created by anyone, with the potential to help people recall their experiences, to activate their creativity and to engage with problems from a safe space. And with increased awareness, to identify unfamiliar choices, shake up the flow of everyday life and provide opportunities to engage in new ways with one’s emotional life, as well as the greater world.

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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Franklin Mindich
Submissions Policy
All submission lengths are accepted and all submissions are free. Multiple submissions are allowed. Submissions that have already been published elsewhere are also allowed. Submitters must either own the rights to all elements of the video (poem, audio, imagery), or have permission to use all elements or the elements used must be in the public domain. The concept of “poetry videos” can be interpreted as the submitter wishes. Submissions will be collected online.
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