Yet To Be Named Free Press
• loss of identity and/or name
• mental health issues
• social issues
• physical health issues
• unsentimental love
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Submissions Email Address:Please submit your work to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 30th November 2012.
Send us your darkest and/or most honest work to be considered for the anthology, alongside a pen name (pseudonym)
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The anthology will contain around 200 poems and will be published in early 2013.
Yet each man kills the thing he loves
By each let this be heard.
Some do it with a bitter look,
Some with a flattering word.
The coward does it with a kiss
From the Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde published under the pen name/pseudonym of c.3.3. (1898). It was only until the 7th printing that Wilde’s name was actually revealed.
There is a nod to Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, where Bassanio asks: "Do all men kill the things they do not love?"
And this appears on Oscar Wilde's tomb;
And alien tears will fill for him,
… [a]nd outcasts always mourn.