Vessel is a new independent zine exploring poems as vessels.

Drawing on an interest in material culture, and Ursula K. Le Guin’s ‘The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction’ among other influences, we’re interested in how poems might also act as vessels, as a ‘tool that brings energy home’, as holder and recipient.

We publish one issue a year in small, DIY-printed runs. Selected excerpts of the magazine may be published online.

We will be accepting submissions for the second issue of Vessel later in 2021 – please check back later for full details on how to submit. We particularly welcome work by BIPOC, LGBTQ2SIA people, people with disabilities, carers, working class people, and women.

Vessel is edited by Flo Reynolds with guest co-editors, and is produced in the UK. It was founded by Flo as a piece of ongoing action research into the question of how poems might be or act like vessels.

The co-editor for issue 1 is Cat Woodward.

You can contact us on vesselpoetry [at] gmail [dot] com.

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