Sunday, February 22, 2009

Atlas Poetica 3 Published

Atlas Poetica 3 published
Atlas Poetica 3 - Spring 2009 has been published in the print edition and is available now.

A call for submissions for Atlas Poetica 4 will be issued March 1st.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Call for Submissions — Reading Opens March 1, 2009

Call for Submissions — Reading Opens March 1, 2009

A Journal of Poetry of Place in Modern English Tanka

ISSN 1939-6465

Issue 4, Autumn 2009

ATLAS POETICA : A Journal of Poetry of Place in Modern English Tanka is off to an excellent start, with #'s 1 & 2 available now. Number 3 goes on sale March 1, 2009. The journal will publish an 8.5" x 11" print format (and in PDF and HTML digital edition) of tanka/waka/kyoka and its variants, as well as tanka prose, sets and sequences, two times a year. All poems will be poetry of place, in other words, poetry in which the natural or cultural place plays a role. Atlas Poetica aims at poetry in which the external and internal environments are connected, and which shows the diversity of the natural world and human experience. Tanka in both traditional and innovative forms are welcome, as are submissions in languages other than English as long as they are accompanied by English translation. Poets should send up to 40 poems that have never been published and which are not on consideration elsewhere. Atlas Poetica has the capacity to publish sequences or prose work longer than 40 verses in length, but prefers to be queried first. Non-fiction articles, book reviews, announcements, and other articles of interest to the readers of tanka poetry of place are welcome. International announcements can be in any language and need not be accompanied by English translation. For complete guidelines, visit Reading window for Atlas Poetica 4: 1 March - 30 June, 2009.

Atlas Poetica is edited by M. Kei, editor-in-chief of the anthology, Take Five : Best Contemporary Tanka(forthcoming), and showcases previously unpublished tanka in English and English translation from around the world. The Atlas welcomes individual tanka, sets and sequences, and tanka prose that are deeply steeped in the human and natural landscape, reflecting the particularities of life as it is lived in all its splendid interconnections. Atlas Poetica believes that diversity, locality, tradition, innovation, and a keen sense of the awareness of the web that binds the internal and external environments together is the essence from which poetry springs. It is by connecting with this place, this moment, and these experiences of life that we achieve deep insight and appreciation for ourselves, our neighbors, and our world. "Sense of place is not just something that people know and feel, it is something people do."—Albert Camus

Before submitting, please carefully read the complete guidelines which are available at along with information regarding rights sought, schedules, deadlines, and more. Submissions and inquiries may be sent to the editor at: submissions (at) AtlasPoetica (dot) com.

For further information contact:
M. Kei, Editor, Atlas Poetica
AtlasPoetica (at) gmail (dot) com
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M. Kei
Editor, Atlas Poetica: A Journal of Poetry of Place in Modern English Tanka

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