Our recent call for Self-Portrait Poetry submissions has resulted in contributions from from around the world (Austria, Canada, Australia, Colombia, India, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom) and throughout the United States (California, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington). Thank you to everyone who submitted poetry for the series.

To spark ideas, during the past few weeks we’ve posted self-portrait poetry from various internet sources. From August 1-31, 2014, we’ll post poems submitted during our recent call for submissions.

Thanks to everyone who contributed their work to the series!

As mentioned in a previous post, we were seeking self-portrait poems (how you see yourself) versus autobiographical poems (what has happened to you). We received many fine poems that will not appear in the series because they were autobiographical. But who knows? In the future we may issue a call for autobographical poetry — although all poetry is in some way autobiographical, n’est pas?

We hope you’ll join is from August 1-31, 2014 for the Silver Birch Press Self-Portrait Poetry Series.