About CFT’s Untold Volumes Poetry Series

Untold Volumes is a feminist theology poetry series from a variety of perspectives and faith traditions, featuring both established and emerging poets.

Untold Volumes poems explore the intersections of revisionism and remembrance, celebrations and speculations, doubts and fury, psalms and midrash. Readers are invited to engage with the difficult questions and challenges inherent in spiritual experience as the poetic lens condenses powerful insights and propels us toward rediscovery of the familiar.

Click here to read the Untold Volumes poetry posts.

New poems are generally posted on the second Monday of each month.

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Christian Feminism Today Poetry Editor

A photo of Bethany Lee on a wooden porch swing, writing, in a backyard.
Bethany Lee

Bethany Lee (she/her) lives and writes in Oregon’s Willamette Valley in a house at the edge of the woods. Her writing is often inspired by the space at the edge of things—her experiences as a hospice harpist, the year she spent traveling by sea, and the deep silence of her Quaker practice.

She works as a choral accompanist, therapeutic musician, composer, and Quaker minister and is the author of two poetry collections: The Breath Between: An Invitation to Mystery and Joy and Etude for Belonging: Poems for Practicing Courage and Hope, both from Fernwood Press.

She manages all this thanks to her extraordinarily supportive partner, Bryan, and a consistently casual attitude toward housekeeping. Find out more about her writing or music at bethanyjoylee.com.

Submit Your Poetry

Our seventh call for poems opened September 1, 2022, and will close on October 13, 2022. We will again be accepting simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your poem is picked up somewhere else. We will endeavor to notify for this round by November 15th, 2022.

You’ll find instructions and information about submitting your poetry here.

All submissions to Untold Volumes are evaluated by anonymized peer review. Over the first five calls, we accepted roughly 22% of submissions received.

Submit Your Poetry Book for Review

Untold Volumes welcomes book submissions from authors or publishers. We review poetry books that grapple with feminist theology from any faith tradition or an interfaith approach, chapbook or full-length. Traditional or experimental forms of poetry are welcome. To consider a book, Untold Volumes will require a copy of the book in print or digital form. Receipt of book does not guarantee a review. We do not review self-published work at this time. To submit your book, please fill out our book review submission form.