Call for submissions: Bloodaxe anthology of post-Independence Sri Lankan poetry

Poets Vidyan RavinthiranShash Trevett and Seni Seneviratne are editing an anthology of post-Independence Sri Lankan poetry, and the poetry of related diasporic communities, to be published by Bloodaxe Books.

The book will have a similar format to Jeet Thayil’s anthology of Indian poetry (also published by Bloodaxe Books) with roughly three poems per poet, and a short introduction to each. To grasp the range and complexity of the poetries produced both in and out of Sri Lanka, the anthology will include not only poems originally written in English, but also translations of works composed in Tamil and Sinhala.

The editors are Vidyan Ravinthiran, Shash Trevett and Seni Seneviratne. Please contact the editors at if you feel your work should be considered, or if there are other poets you’d like to recommend for inclusion.

Please note: there is no current submission deadline. Further information about a deadline will be announced.


Application Deadline:
1 November 2020 12:00 am

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