Wordgathering

A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature

Volume 11     Issue 3     September 2017

About Us

Wordgathering is an online quarterly journal of disability poetry, literature and art dedicated to providing a venue where the new work of writers with disabilities can be found and to building up a corpus of work for those interested in disability literature. While it gives preference to the work of writers with disability, it seeks the well-crafted work of any writer that makes a contribution of the field.

Wordgathering was founded in March 2007 by members of the Inglis House Poetry Workshop, a collaborative of writers with disabilities who reside at Inglis House in Philadelphia, Pa. The workshop, established in 1998, has been meeting, sharing and critiquing poetry for the past fourteen years. They have worked to promote the writing of poets with disabilities through the annual Inglis House Poetry Contest and its resultant chapbook productions.

Editor-in-chief of is Michael Northen. Associate poetry editors are Emily K. Michael, Sylvia Bowersox and Anne Kaier. Prose editor is Sean Mahoney. Sean Mahoney, Melissa Cotter and Tendai Mwanaka recorded the audio versions for many of the poems in this issue. Book reviewers for this issue were Sheila Black, Anne Kaier, Clare Mullaney, Maya Northen, David Peter, Michael Uniacke, and Salou Ali Ben Zahra. Eliot Spindel is the webmaster and provider of technical support. Founding emeritus members Wordgathering are Stuart Sanderson, Dana Hirsch, Yvette Green and Denise March.

Wordgathering hosts a Facebook for writers interested in keeping up with the work of authors published here. It can also be found on Twitter @wordgathering where it promotes the recent work of writers with disabilities and related issues. Wordgathering is also proud to be affiliated and connected with the Disability Literature Consortium a group of small literary magazines for writers with disabilities.

This site is maintained by Michael Northen and Eliot Spindel.