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

Joann Renee BoswellJoann Renee Boswell is a teacher, mother, photographer and poet currently living in Camas, WA with her partner and three children. Before having children, Joann taught and directed high school theatre in Washington state. Joann loves rainy days filled with coffee, books, handholding, moody music and sci-fi shows. Joann is currently serving on the poetry editing team for VoiceCatcher. Some recent places she’s been published include otoliths, VoiceCatcher, Western Friend, The Martian Chronicle and Mothers Always Write. Her first book of poetry and photography, Cosmic Pockets, was published in June 2020 through Fernwood Press. She thinks you are great. You can read more at joannrenee.com.

Submit Your Poetry

We are not currently accepting submissions, but our sixth call for poems will be open December 15th, 2021, through February 14th, 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 March 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 four calls, we accepted roughly 30% 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.