Yuan Changming, 8-time Pushcart nominee and probably the world’s most widely published poetry author who speaks Mandarin but writes English, grew up in a remote village, began to learn English at 19, and published several monographs before leaving China. With a PhD in English, Yuan co-edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan in Vancouver, and has poetry appearing in 919 literary publications across 30 countries, including Best Canadian Poetry (2009,12,14), Best New Poems Online and Threepenny Review. Read his poems: [the meditation master takes a nap] and [your cup].
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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