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The Ego and the ID - Freud's 100th Anniversary

This year marks the 100th anniversary of The Ego and the Id by Sigmund Freud, an analytical study of the human psyche outlining Freud’s theories. It develops a groundwork for explaining various psychological conditions which result from powerful internal tensions—for example: 1) between the ego and the id, 2) between the ego and the super ego, and 3) between the love-instinct and the death-instinct. 

Write a poem illustrating these tensions. 

Deadline: 4/16

Reading: 4/30

Anthology Submission Guidelines: Please submit a poem for our Sigmund Freud inspired anthology. 

You may submit multiple poems, but only one submission per poet will be published. 

Keep this poem limited to 35 lines total.  When determining the total line length for each poem, include spaces  between stanza (ex: a poem of 5 couplets would equal 14 lines). Numbers  or section breaks should also be included as lines when calculating the  total line length. Count an epigraph as 3 extra lines. A line that has  more than 60 characters (including spaces and punctuation) should be counted as two lines. If lines are staggered like a Ferlinghetti poem,  estimate the width of the line. 

The final book will be printed in 11 point Garamond font on pages that are 4.5 inches wide. Poems with lines longer than 4.5 inches may be changed or denied due to printing constraints.

For questions or inquiries, please email Larry Robin at larry@moonstoneartscenter.org

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