Our bodies regenerate once every seven years—the recuperation of seeming newness; what is shed in this process?—what is gained? How do we as writers navigate the world that, as CA Conrad puts it, is built to destroy us and our creativity?—how do we as writers take up the recuperation of the world?—Anne Waldman asks us: “how will you save the world, with writing?”

In a time of overpopulation, distraction, poverty and suffering how do writers generate texts that have recuperative capacity—that is, texts that have the ability to assist, aid, catalyze or otherwise atone? How do we write to recuperate histories; how do we recuperate the histories of our own bodies and the bodies of our community?

Can writing construct an autonomous nervous system that has the capacity to heal; or as Anselm Hollo posited in his collection, guests of space, “does poetry help?”

Send us your epithelial skin cells. Send us your connective tissues. Send us your recall narrative, your image(s), your circadian cycle, your shamanistic practice or documentation, your confessions, your breath.

Submission deadline: September 1st

In general, we welcome manuscripts of prose, poetry, and cross-genre work. Poetry submissions should be comprised of 3-5 poems; prose and cross-genre manuscripts should generally consist of no more than 15 pages. Accompany each manuscript with a self-addressed stamped envelope for reply, and mail it to the following address:


Attn. Angel Dominguez





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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.