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Poem from the Greek poíēma, meaning a thing made. Poet defined in ancient terms as the maker of things. See William Carlos William’s “little machines,” among others. Seer, another kind of engineer, conditioned by material and structural realities, both working within and pushing against the constraints of medium to power radically reimagined futures. Language as a lever, a wedge, or a screw, an elemental human instrument of magic modifying motion and force to perform the most difficult of labors, love—itself a simple machine. A letterpress poetry magazine, Simple Machines is produced with the generous support of, and in collaboration with Michigan Technological University, the Copper Country Community Arts Center’s Letterpress Studio, and poets and poetry lovers like you.
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Michigan Technological Uniersity
Primary Editor/Contact Person
M. Bartley Seigel
We consider original, previously unpublished poetry written in or translated into English. Translations should include the poem in its original language. The translator is responsible for obtaining the author's permission to use their work. We accept 1-4 poems at a time, ten pages maximum. Multiple poems should be submitted as one file, with each poem beginning on a new page. Please wait for a response before sending additional work. While we welcome simultaneous submissions, please withdraw your submission promptly if your work is accepted elsewhere. If you wish to withdraw only part of your submission, add a note instructing us accordingly. Acceptance for publication currently pays two contributor copies of the issue in which the poet's work appears.
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