‘Lanterns of Hope’: A Call for Submissions by Young Iraqi Poets

Arabic Literature (in English)

The “Lanterns of Hope” poetry project is looking for poems by young Iraqis, aged 16-23, in Arabic, Kurdish, or English:

iwpAccording to organizers, the poems should “reflect in some way on life in modern-day Iraq, potentially dealing with themes like reconciliation and forgiveness.” It’s unclear how much the “reconciliation and forgiveness” aspect will be forced, but “a selection of poetry will be made by a group of prominent Iraqi writers on the basis of quality, concrete expressiveness, originality, and diversity.”

The selected poets will have their poems translated and published in Arabic, Kurdish, and English. The results will be published as an e-book and in print, although a publisher isn’t specified.

The deadline for submissions is May 1, and decisions will be made, at the latest, by the end of June.

This project is sponsored by the “Baghdad City of Literature Steering Committee,” in conjunction with the Iraqi House of Poetry, the…

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