Call for Poetry Submissions

THE 12th INTERNATIONAL MULTICULTURAL-MULTILINGUAL POETRY READING and POSTER POEM EXHIBITION in conjunction with The United Nation’s “Dialogue Among Civilizations Through Poetry” Project, World Poetry Day (March 21), Mother Language Day (21 February), Event organized to foster tolerance, respect and cooperation among peoples.

Theme 2012: Espacios propios y universales: FORESTS, MOUNTAINS, SEAS

In celebration of Rabindrânâth Tagore, Pablo Neruda and Aimé Césaire

DATE: 24 March 2012 Saturday, 2-4 pm.

PLACE: The 12th International Multicultural-Multilingual Poetry Reading and Poster Poem Exhibition will take place at the Fredericton Public Library, on Carleton St., Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.


Include your full name; city, province, country; email address; the title of the poem; text of the poem (use Times New Roman, 12 point). The poem should have 30 lines maximum, including stanza breaks (this is for the purpose of printing it as a poster for exhibition at the event).

Send the information before March 9th, 2012 to Nela Rio

The certificate of participation will be sent by email after the event. Please note: this community event will not be paying artists nor performance fee. This event is open to the public and admission is free.

Since 2000, this event has featured poets from over 19 countries and members of the community reading in many languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Cantonese, Mandarin, German, Japanese, Dutch, Danish, Urdu, Turkish, Amharic, among others.

ORGANIZED BY: Nela Rio, the Founder of International Multicultural-Multilingual Poetry Reading, with the support of revue ellipse mag; Broken Jaw Press; the Creative Registry of the Canadian Association of Hispanists; NB Latino Association -PRESENCIA-; and the Fredericton Chapter of the Ibero-American Academy of Poetry. Agradezco a Sophie Lavoie_(Canadá) la traducción de este texto, al inglés y al francés.

United Nations World Poetry Day 21 March 2011.
“Poetry contributes to creative diversity, by questioning anew our use of words and things, our modes of perception and understanding of the world. Through its associations, its metaphors and its own grammar, poetic language is thus conceivably another facet of the dialogue among cultures.”