We are delighted to share with you that Daraja Press (Canada) and Narrative Landscape Press (Nigeria) will be publishing the North American and Nigerian editions of the proposed poetry anthology Wreaths for a Wayfarer in Honour of Pius Adesanmi (1972-2019).
You are invited to submit your poems for consideration for the anthology, due for publication in the summer of 2019. 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. The poems will be assessed for their poetic quality, thematic relevance, technical competence, and emotive force.
Pius Adebola Adesanmi was a Nigerian-born Canadian professor, writer and literary critic. He was the author of Naija No Dey Carry Last, a 2015 collection of satirical essays, and until his death he was a professor of English and African literature, and the director of the Institute of African Studies at Carleton University. Professor Adesanmi died on 10 March 2019, when Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed shortly after take-off.
-Submissions must be original, and previously unpublished.
-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 DO NOT send PDFs)
Submission Deadline: April 21, 2019.
All submissions should be sent to The Editors via firstname.lastname@example.org
Nduka Otiono Uchechukwu Umezurike, Institute of African Studies, Department of English & Film Studies
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada