To celebrate Black History Month,
Echelon Poetry is now accepting poetry submissions from historically marginalized poets (BIPOC)-
through: February 4- February 25, 2022
Africville was an African-Canadian village located just north of Halifax and founded around the mid-19th century. The City of Halifax [founded in 1749, when enslaved African people dug out roads and built much of the city] demolished the once-prosperous seaside community in the 1960s in what many said was an act of racism. The mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality apologized for the action in 2010. For many people, Africville represents oppression faced by Black Canadians. [Canadian Encyclopedia] *
[Please submit up to 3 poems.]
Please note: We are currently closed to submissions of Featured poetry.