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 the fields of anthropology: Archaeological, Biological, Linguistic,
Sociocultural and Applied.
Winning entries and honorable mentions will be recognized at the annual meeting
of the American Anthropological Association in Fall 2009, and will be published
in the Society's journal, Anthropology and Humanism. The winner(s) will receive
a certificate and award of $100. All entries will be considered for publication in
*** There is no entry fee for members of the American Anthropological
*** If you are not a member, there is a $10 fee. ***
Judges will be Misha Cahnmann Taylor, Kent Maynard, and Dorine Jennette.
Submissions must be unpublished and include:
* one copy of a cover letter, with home and institutional addresses & a short
* three copies of no more than three poems, of any length totaling no more than
10 pages in all (please do not include your name/address on the poems)
* a self-addressed stamped envelope, for contest results, to be posted by Fall
* proof of AAA membership, or a $10 check made to the Society for
Humanistic Anthropology. Send unpublished poems only.
Electronic or faxed submissions will20not be accepted except by request from
ethnographic poets working outside the U.S. and Canada. Submissions and
inquiries should be directed to: Dr. Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, Department of
Language and Literacy Education, 125 Aderhold Hall, University of Georgia,
Athens, GA 30602; (office) (706) 583-8127; email:
(replace (at) with @)
The deadline for RECEIPT of submissions is 1 May 2009.