Call for Book Chapters: “Rigorous Poetics: Poetic Inquiry in Action Across the Hemispheres”

Vernon Press invites book chapters for a forthcoming edited volume on the subject of “Rigorous Poetics: Poetic Inquiry in Action Across the Hemispheres”

This edited volume aims to illustrate various definitions and uses of poetry in research and scholarship, both across disciplines and across the world. The collection is meant to generate a worldview of the capacity of poetic inquiry to enhance research and scholarship by showcasing rigorous poetics (which [re]present epistemology and aesthetics as synergistic) in action. Each chapter is intended to highlight diverse perspectives and uses of poetic inquiry, thereby highlighting commonalities and differences in praxis, that include:

  • Critical discussion around poetry and its uses in each poet-scholar’s diverse practices (e.g., research, writing, personal development, and/or scholarship).
  • An example of a poem that showcases their approach(es) in action.
  • Insights into the crafting of the poem (i.e., what choices were made? why were specific choices made?)
  • An exploration of how their poetic work links to the vast rhizomatic array of poetic inquiry.

Chapter proposal submission

Please submit an abstract no longer than 500 words (in .doc or .pdf format) in English to Dr. Adam Vincent (volume editor) at by February 12, 2023. The abstract should include a clear overview of the major focus of the chapter and the topics that will be addressed. Additionally, please include a short biography (max. 300 words) that includes affiliated research field and past relevant publications/work as they relate to your proposed chapter.

The proposed deadlines are as follows:

Original proposal submission: January 15, 2023 (Extended to February 12, 2023)

Original acceptance of abstract sent out: January 31, 2023 (Extended to February 19, 2023)

Original manuscript submission: March 31, 2023. Manuscripts should be ~4000-5500 words (including references). (Extended to April 16, 2023).

This proposal is due on February 12th 2023.

Page last updated on January 27th 2023. All information correct at the time, but subject to change.