The Deaf Poets Society is an online literary journal that publishes poetry, prose, cross-genre work, reviews of Deaf or disability-focused books, interviews/miscellany, and art by D/deaf and/or disabled writers and artists. Founded in March 2016, our mission is to provide a venue for D/deaf and disability literature and art, as well as to connect readers with established and emerging talent in the field.
But in addition to being an online journal, we're also interested in acting as a collective for the Deaf and disabled community. To do this, we're working on presenting events and workshops in the community. We're lucky to have our first reading coming up in mid-February at The Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and we're looking to host more in the Northern Virginia area, as well.
Funded by Northern Virginia (NOVA) (April 2017)