16 April 2006

poets against empire: an anthology of contemporary filipino poetry in the age of globalization

Editors: Joi Barrios, Fidelito C. Cortes and Nerissa Balce

POETS AGAINST EMPIRE is a multi-lingual anthology of contemporary Filipino poems in English and in Filipino vernaculars (Tagalog, Ilokano, Hiligaynon,Bisaya etc. in translation) on the violence and vagaries of globalization including poverty, underemployment, exploitation, forced migration, dislocation, war, and the lived experiences of Filipina/o workers, migrants and the undocumented around the globe. We seek poems that depict Filipino global experiences and realities - the dreams, desires, fears and nightmares of Filipinos who live in the homeland or those forced to leave it. The collection will feature poems by Filipino writers and poets living in the Philippines or wherever the diaspora has taken them. We welcome contributions from new and established writers, in any of our national or regional languages. While we might consider some previously published works, the editors will give preference to new poems.

Submissions should be created as Word documents, sent as JPEG or PDF files.

Contributors must send the following:
1) A brief paragraph on the author
2) Poem(s)

Poems that will be chosen for publication in the anthology will be announced in October 1, 2006.

Deadline for submissions: July 1, 2006

E-mail for submissions: desarapen@gmail.com


Maria Nerissa S. Balce
Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
409 Herter Hall
161 President's Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-9312
O: 413-545-0832

2 comments:

subrosa said...

this may sound silly. when i was in high school, i wrote a poem regarding the angst of being a filipino-american. in retrospect, through a bicultural lense, i really poured out my teenage angst. do you think it would be worth contributing? maybe i could revise it to reflect the 10+ years that have passed since.

not sure how much bicultural teenage angst will weigh in regarding greater globalization concerns... ;-)

wendell said...

by all means, submit it cousine anne! maybe look over it again and revise just a bit. do preserve much of the raw emotions to preserve the power of your subject-position when you wrote the original draft.

good luck! w.