|Clade||(n.) a group of organisms that have evolved from one common ancestor. Greek from the OED|
|Clade||(n.) A grouping of organisms made on the basis of phylogenetic relationship, rather than purely on shared features. Clades consist of a common ancestor and all its descendants. The class Aves (birds) is a clade, whereas the class Reptilia (reptiles) is not, since it does not include birds, which are descended from the dinosaurs, a kind of reptile. Many modern taxonomists prefer to use clades in classification, and not all clades correspond to traditional groups like classes, orders, and phyla. Greek from The American Heritage Science Dictionary
|Song||(n.) An act or the art of singing; vocal music; that which is sung. Also poetry. OE from the OED|
|Song||(n.) The musical call or sound made by certain birds, insects, etc. usually uttered repeatedly in order to establish territory, attract a mate, etc. OE from the OED|
Clade Song is a space dedicated to the literary examination of the animal world and all of its behavioral niches from the bacterial mat to the predation of the auk, all of which impact and interrelate with the humanosphere. We are curious about how animal behavior shapes meaning for own species and how it informs moral minds both anthropic and not. We are attentive to how the consciousness of an animal is defined and how systems of social justice are developed as a result of the definitions.
Clade Song publishes semi-annually and accepts submissions year-round. Our response time varies. We accept simultaneous submissions, although we ask that you let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Please submit up to a total of 5 previously unpublished poems, .mp3 files, or compressed video files.
Please submit your work as a single Word file attachment (.doc) or .rtf, (.mp3), and/or compressed video file [160 x 120].