2015 SHA Ethnographic Poetry Competition

The Society for Humanistic Anthropology announces our annual poetry
competition as a means to encourage scholars to use alternative literary genres to
explore anthropological concerns. These concerns may be any of those associated
with any of the five fields of anthropology: Archaeological, Biological, Linguistic,
Sociocultural and Applied.

There is no entry fee for this competition.

Deadline: September 15, 2015

Please email your entry (no more than three unpublished poems) as a single pdf document to: [email protected] without the author’s name (anonymized), along with a separate cover page with the following information by September 15, 2015:

  • NAME, TITLE, INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION (S)
  • CONTACT INFO (ADDRESS, PHONE, EMAIL):
  • POEM TITLE(S)
  • ETHNOPOETRY STATEMENT

The anonymous entry pdf must include an *ethnographic statement (of no more than 400 words) which connects the poem(s) submitted to anthropology which will be taken into account as the judges make their award selections.

JUDGES: Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, Nomi Stone, Kuo Zhang

Winning entries and honorable mentions will be recognized at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Denver in November 2015. Winning poems will be published in the Society’s journal, Anthropology and Humanism. The first place winner(s) will receive a certificate and award of $100. All entries will be considered for publication in the journal. Membership in AAA or institutional subscription is required to receive AnthroSource access to the journal and SHA membership is required to receive a free print issue.

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