The Editors of the proposed poetry anthology Wreaths for a Wayfarer: A Poetry Anthology in Honour of Pius Adesanmi are pleased to announce that Daraja Press (Canada) will publish the North American edition while Narrative Landscape Press (Nigeria) will publish the African edition. The anthology is expected to be published later this year.

While appreciating those who have submitted their poems for the anthology, the Editors have extended the deadline from today to April 21, 2019 to allow for more submissions in memory of Pius Adesanmi.

The poems must be original. They should either celebrate Pius Adesanmi and his work or philosophically reflect on existence, mortality, immortality and/or offer hope for the living. Poets who know (or did not know the poet) should exorcise the pains of loss through provocative poems that pour out their beating hearts with all-consuming passion.

Poems will be assessed by their poetic quality, thematic relevance, technical competence, and emotive force.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions must be original, previously unpublished poems
  •  Submissions attached to emails may consist of ONE to THREE poems of no more than FIVE pages maximum
  • Submissions must be single-spaced and page-numbered.
  • Contact information, (name, mailing address, and email address) must appear on the first page of the submission. A short, third person biography of no more than 100 words should be included.
  • Preferred file formats: Word doc, docx (please no PDFs)

Submission Deadline: April 21, 2019. Please note: Any poems received after the deadline will not be considered.

The Editors:

Nduka Otiono                                                                   Uchechukwu Umezurike

Institute of African Studies,                                        Department of English & Film Studies

Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada                     University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

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