A Journal of Disability Poetry
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. In addition, 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 is Michael Northen. Associate editors are Linda A. Cronin and Sheila Black. Eliot Spindel is the webmaster and provider of technical support. Guest book reviewer for this issue was Ellen LaFleche. Founding emeritus members 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 affiliated with Dispoet, a blog for the discussion of disability and poetry, and proud to be connected with the work of writers with disabilities in the Beauty is A Verb anthology.
This site is maintained by Michael Northen.