This issue of the Axon journal investigates ways in which contemporary poetry (and other forms of creative practice) constitute, result from or are otherwise connected to travel—whether this is understood literally or metaphorically. We are NOT looking for poems. Please submit academic papers that explore and relate to:

  • ways in which readers may ‘travel’ in poetry
  • ways in which poetic form may contribute to ideas or modes of imaginative travel
  • the composition of poetry as a form of travelling
  • the composition of poetry as a result of travel
  • reflections on or interviews about travel and poetry
  • reflections on or interviews about travel and creativity
  • how ‘travel’ and ‘creativity’ may be connected—literally, imaginatively or metaphorically
  • how poetry may allow or facilitate forms of creative ‘travel’
  • how creativity is, in and of itself, a way of travelling
  • tropes of travel in poetry
  • poetry/creative practice and travelling through cultures, sexualities and/or gender diversity
  • creative fluidity and ‘travelling’
  • poetry’s connection to movement through space and/or time
  • creative transformations/metamorphoses as a way of ‘travelling’

What we would like from contributors:

  1. A 150-word abstract of your proposed paper by Friday 20 August 2021.
  2. If your abstract is accepted (we will notify you by Friday 3 September 2021), a full written paper of between 3,000 and 6,000 words should be submitted by Monday 22 November 2021.

Submissions can be lodged here
Please DO NOT submit poems to this issue