Welcome to Stanza Cannon, the first-of-its-kind, quarterly zine dedicated solely to spoken poetry. The editor operates on the double standard of summa cum laude English majoring and love-it-when-you-hear-it enthusiasm. If it makes you feel, if it makes you think, if it makes you snap, if it makes you involuntarily shout out from or fall off of your bar stool, then favorites await here among pages that actually speak to you.
Interested in having your voice heard (literally)? Head over to the Submissions page to find out where your talent and our interests overlap.
Be a walking billboard for us while touting your love of oral (poetry). Stanza Cannon now has merch available in the form of a couple tees and bag that tout (and in one instance totes) your love for, well, this very site! The tees are priced basically for $0 profit to be as inexpensive as possible as to help get our address in front of more faces, and any profit made will be funneled right back into keeping the site up and running. Don’t forget to tag us in your SM avenue of choice (twitter, facebook, instagram) when you receive/wear them so we can shout it from the digital mountaintop.
And if you’d rather the full Stanza Cannon logo on other things (hats, mugs, bath/beach towels, notebooks, etc.), head on over to our Redbubble store. Same deal as above, any profit made is funneled right back into helping the site recoup operational costs.
The second issue of Stanza Cannon is live, and we can’t believe it either! Click here to listen to all collective contributions as a playlist or select tracks to play one at a time as is your pleasure. We cannot possibly thank enough those talented artists who trusted us with their work. It means the world to us to be able to broadcast your voices.
Also, a huge thank you to Black Market Eagle for our new SM icon and logo! (Goodbye, MS Paint-ed masterworks from our EIC.) It’s gorgeous, and we cannot recommend them enough.
A reminder: Submissions are open for our autumnal Issue No. 3 due out in September, and that includes the Grab Bag, which one courageous soul has already submitted to and is awaiting a poem to record and read in kind.
So go. Listen. Be inspired. Submit, and break the sound barrier.
The very first issue of Stanza Cannon is live, and we couldn’t be more excited. Listen to all collective contributions as a playlist or one by one at your own leisure here. Many heartfelt thanks for those talented artists who trusted us with their work so far. We are very, very eager to hear what’s to come! Submissions are open for Issue No. 2, and that includes the Grab Bag. So go listen. Be inspired. Break the sound barrier.
What’s up, world?! Stanza Cannon is officially live and . . . unfinished. If you find our look WordPress-ish, that’s because that’s the platform we’re currently using until we settle on a Web developer, and we’re using a temporary header while we await our commissioned artwork. So ignore the scaffolding and safety tape, because we are open during construction and welcoming submissions for our inaugural issue.
As we seek to make Stanza Cannon a quarterly publication, the big #1 is planned for publication in March 2022. As a lot of people will probably be waiting to see how this experiment goes before submitting, we’re going to do everything possible to make sure the first issue is the best it can be. The submission period for Issue #1 closes February 28, 2022.
For guidelines for how to get in on the ground floor, visit the Submissions page. We can’t wait to hear (from) you.