The Cleave Poetry Webzine [ISSN: 1758-9223]

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Call for submissions: The Cleave (Cleave Poetry Webzine)

In announcement, media on September 6, 2008 at 5:23 pm

In a post-millenial age what do poets have to offer a fragmented and searching Society?

Is the pendulum swinging from analysis and fragmentation to synthesis and fusion?

After analysis comes synthesis – and the creation of The Cleave poetic form.

There are signs that our age will become an age of co-operation, fusion and synergy.

Join us at the beginning of this exciting and radical poetic form that has the potential to embody these core values.

Submit your Cleave poems, no matter how faltering your steps are initially.

We can all learn together along the way.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Please explore, experiment and extend this form in your own personal way.
  2. Articles and thoughts on Cleave poetry welcomed.
  3. Submissions by email only.
  4. Send your submissions to cleavepoetry (at) gmail (dot) com and include the words CLEAVE SUBMISSION in the subject line.
  5. Please supply a short biographical note and web URL if you so desire.
  6. Your submissions should be in the body of the mail, preferably with hyphens separating the 2 parts of the cleave poem, further formatting will be done.
  7. You retain full copyright of your work – by submitting you grant us a non-exclusive right to reproduce your work.
  8. Contributions in English please.
  9. We do not pay for submissions.
  10. We are in “Proof of Principle” mode for the present time.

The Editor


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  • A cleaving of minds: Joint Cleave Poems

    In submission on September 5, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    These are joint cleave poems, they were amazingly fun to do together.

    One person does one side and the partner/opponent does the other.

    1) 29.11.06

    Huddled together these fragments – flung through time
    _________________coalesce to form – the spine of a withering frown
    ________________a look of sadness – drops
    _______________like trembling rain – beading the glass
    _____________before the unveiling – eye

    2) 30.10.06

    __Pretend the violets count
    – on icicle fingers
    ___________crispy with wit – and rings of truth and lies
    _______drawn out the lines – inscribed with frozen thoughts
    __Their thoughts must sag – bending brittle branches
    as skulking shoots unwind – the breath of winter dies

    3) 29.10.06

    The words shimmer on my skin – new as bright clouds
    ______forming water memories – their shapes indistinct
    ____-__intermingling hesitantly – with inexperienced longing
    ____I try to hide their meaning – : the peel of shed things
    _____falling, ringing like bells, – curled into fists.

    Cleave poems: © 2006, 2008 Phuoc-Tan Diep & Maggie Diep (nee Blick)


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