John Landry


John Landry’s poems have appeared in Elective Affinities, Elohi Gadugi, ditch, Heartfire, Istanbul Literary Review, Xcp cross-cultural poetics, and Perfume River Poetry Review. He read his work at the Library of Congress at the invitation of Gwendolyn Brooks. He served as poet laureate for the city of his birth, New Bedford, Massachusetts, in the long shadows of Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville. Read his poems: Waking up crazyWashington, 1986 and Ocean Song. (Photo by A.D. Winans)

About Ijagun Poetry Journal

Ijagun Poetry Journal is a quarterly journal that provides a platform from which we can tell our own stories in the authenticity of their multiplicity through the poetic medium. We don’t want to hear these stories from our master “griots” alone; we want to hear from those mastering their art, too. Hence, we aim at publishing new and emerging poets. We also welcome the works of established poets in order to encourage the poetic genius of those mastering poetic art. We prize original works that conform to, break or reinvent conventions. Again, we accept reviews and critical essays on poetry. We also accept powerful art works and photographs that make us appreciate the "poetry" in everything.
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