On the occasion of the publication of the second issue of «Polisemie: the journal of hyper-contemporary poetry», the editorial board invites artists and poets to participate in the creation of the new issue’s cover.


The theme of the Call for Entries is the concept of 'polysemy'. It will be shaped in a visual work that interacts with the experiments of the contemporary poetic language. Any stylistic, syntactic or formal barrier is removed.


«The mental dimension in which the poet can now attempt to work, is that of absolute invention» wrote Adriano Spatola. In a time when the languages ​​of art and poetry multiply, expand and manifest themselves in new forms, with new technologies, the relationship between poetry and image today constitutes an increasingly complex and decisive theme.

The proposal that will be chosen as the cover of the second issue will be the one that most of all will visually describe this type of relationship.


How to partecipate

The proposal can be submitted by the 1st of November 2020, 1.00 pm,  by sending an e-mail with the subject “Call for entries 2020” to, attaching the proposal’s file and a declaration of intellectual property complete with date and signature.

It is not necessary to insert the logo or other information related to the journal: these will be insert later by the editorial board.


Dimension: A4 (29.7 * 21cm – 300DPI – 3508 * 2480 px)

Orientation: Vertical (Portrait)

Format: jpg, TIFF, png


«Polisemie» is a journal of literary criticism. It stems from the desire to understand the present in its forms, even in those that may appear irreducibly chaotic and happily disordered, with the long-term aim of tracing a map of the contemporary phenomenon of poetic writing. In two years, the editorial board has organized seminars, literary meetings and the Festival of hyper-contemporary poetry at the University of Rome ‘Sapienza’, where it will also take place the International Conference TwentyTwenty: Interpreting 21st Century Poetry.

The first issue, published in April 2020 by the University of Warwick Press, brought together interviews with poets and scientific articles on contemporary poetry, and constitutes itself as a content of study with unprecedented perspectives and aspirations.