A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature

Volume 13     Issue 2     June 2019

About Us

Wordgathering is an online quarterly journal of disability poetry, literature and art dedicated to providing a venue where the work of writers with disabilities can be found and to building up a core 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. In an effort to see the work of disabled writers find wider audiences, Wordgathering does not retain any rights to the pieces published. All rights return to the authors upon publication.

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, met weekly, sharing and critiquing poetry for almost two decades. It worked to promote the writing of poets with disabilities through the annual Inglis House Poetry Contest and its resultant chapbook productions.

For the current issue, Editor-in-chief is Michael Northen. Prose editor is Sean Mahoney. Associate poetry editors are Emily K. Michael and Anne Kaier. Gatherer's Blog editor is Ona Gritz. Book reviewers for this issue were Amelia Cotter, Amber Farley, MaryAnn L. Miller and Sean Mahoney. Melissa Cotter, and Ann E. Wallace recorded the audio versions of poems for some poets. Dora Raymaker provided 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.