Profiles for Peace

Pondering Peace invites you to submit an original poem to the Profiles for Peace project.  A selection of the poems will be included in a commemorative collection and also a few Pacifica Peeps will be videotaped reading their favorite poems.  Profiles for Peace is free and open to all Pacifica students and alumni/ae. The deadline for submissions is September 8th, 2016. For more details please visit or call (805) 679-6163.

The project is an initiative of the Office of Alumni Relations and is made possible with the support of Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Poems are healing, wonderful and offer a great way to share our remembrances of and for the victims of 9/11.  Our 2016 community forum is a great opportunity to provide our community with the nurturing support and care of the Pacifica Community.

“Submission Guidelines” 
We prefer submissions that have not appeared elsewhere online; however, we accept previously printed work with proper credit. Send your best, unpublished work, or send work for which you wish to gain a larger audience. What we don’t like any work that demeans any group of people for the sake of self-expression. What we like is language-rich and life-affirming poetry that shows attention to craft and the potential to endure time.

  • Poetry sub­mis­sions must not exceed 3 poems total.
  • Sub­mis­sions must be typed and sin­gle spaced (dou­ble spaces will be inter­preted as blank lines). Include your name, email address, and mail­ing address on each page.
  • Sub­mit each poem in a sep­a­rate doc­u­ment along with the poet’s biog­ra­phy.
  • Bio­graph­i­cal state­ments should be two to three sen­tences or approx­i­mately 50 words.