Send us the poems you hold close beside you, the ones you carry with you into sleep and wake up with in the morning. Send us poems that are hard-edged and finely crafted, but can reach beyond the skin to the flesh beneath. Send us solid, tough language – the rock of this human experience, and send us fluid, supple images – the vale of this human existence. Do both in the same poem.
Submissions for Rockvale Review Issue Seven will open on July 1, 2020 and run through September 30, 2020. The issue will be published in November. Every accepted poem will be paired with art by our Featured Artist. Several poems will be chosen for a musical response by our Featured Musician. We invite you to submit your best image-centered poems that are both bold and vulnerable. This issue is unthemed.