Call for Poems/Prose Poems on Resistance and Displacement

Call for Poems/Prose Poems on Resistance and Displacement

2019 is the 30th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall and great changes in East and Central Europe, preceded by the Third Wave of Democracy in Asia, Africa and Latin America, followed by the collapse of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, including the Velvet Revolution around the world from 1989 to 2018. But the 1989 Student Movement in China ended in tragedy. It is essential to look at the Poetry of Protest from China in the larger context of international poetry. And to talk about exile and refugee crisis around the world one can’t avoid facing the displacement that’s happening everyday in the USA.

Mānoa Journal of International Poetry (published by University of Hawaii Press) is looking for strong and unique poems/prose poems in English or English translation on the theme of Tyranny (against any form of Tyranny) and the theme of Displacement (exile, self-exile, forced migration, refugee issue, etc.)
Please send your poems (previously unpublished in the USA) to Frank Stewart, editor of Mānoa,
or Ming Di, a guest editor of these two issues,
by August 20, 2019
The two anthologies will be published in Dec 2019 and Spring 2020.

Thank you for your support.

Pls share this with poets in your country or post it on your website, but Not on social media please.  (The two key words are too sensitive in countries such as Cxxxx — we don’t want to have censorship, we don’t want anyone to stop us from doing this. Thank you.)


About 诗东西 Poetry East West

Chinese-English bilingual magazine (will include more languages), published in Los Angeles USA, printed in Beijing China. ISSN 2159-2772

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