International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry
Call for Poetry
Following the Seventh International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry held in October 2019 in
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, part of the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq
people, we extend this call for poetry presented at or inspired by the symposium. The theme of
the symposium was The United Nations Declaration of 2019 as the International Year of
Indigenous Languages. The call for the symposium asked presenters to reflect on their
experiences with Indigenous languages, whether or not they were speakers of an Indigenous
language or witnesses to an Indigenous language and culture. They were asked to consider the
impact of those experiences on their voice and on their poetry.
Based on the above, you are invited to submit by email, for consideration for publication in an
edited collection of poetry, up to five poems on no more than three pages of printed text in Times
New Roman 12 point font. Please submit your poetry in both PDF and Word Document format,
and include in the body of your email a statement that the work you are submitting is your
original work and that it has not been previously published and is not being considered for
publication elsewhere. Please include in the email, as well, an author’s bio of no more than 50
We expect a title for the collection to emerge from our work with the poetry.
Please send your submission no later than April 15, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note in the
subject line ‘Poetry Collection Submission.’ A call for scholarly articles in a peer-reviewed
journal will follow at a later date.
John J. Guiney Yallop, Nova Scotia, Canada
Natalie Honein, Dubai, United Arab Emirates