The Poetry Route - Call For Submissions

To mark the 100-year anniversary of Chinatown in Edmonton, the Edmonton Poetry Festival seeks Chinese-themed submissions for its Autumn 2011 flight of The Poetry Route, a project that puts poetry onto ETS vehicles.

In honour of the cultural and historic significance of the local Chinese Community, selected poems will be displayed in both Chinese and English on buses and LRT cars for a minimum of eight weeks.

Submissions (maximum 10 lines) may be in English, Chinese, or both languages, and can include exerpts from classic Chinese poems; work from contemporary Chinese or Chinese/Canadian poets (in English, or translated); collaborations; work from Chinese writers whose writing has been censored; etc.

Please include a brief biography of the author (and translator, if applicable), plus contact information (email address, snail-mail address, phone number).

Deadline: July 18, 2011