Special Feature ‘Sin Fronteras ❘ Borders Without boundaries’ — Edited by Don Miller, Published by Keibooks
7 August 2019 — Perryville, Maryland, USA
Those of us living in the United States have been inundated with political rhetoric telling of a “humanitarian emergency,” and from some of the international headlines gracing the media it would appear this rhetoric is rampant throughout the nations of the world. However, the perception of this “emergency” is a flawed vision blurred by prejudices and biases, and an unwillingness to accept differences exist not only along physical borders between countries, but also along personal boundaries of sexual orientation, gender identity, mental and physical disabilities, in addition to the barriers separating race, ethnicity, religion, the sexes, and social status.
“The humanitarian emergency before us is the lack of understanding a person’s situation, and willingness and compassion to assist and aid in their flight searching for a new frontier. . . without fear.”— Don Miller, editor. ‘Sin Fronteras ❘ Borders Without Boundaries’ seeks to open the borders to understanding through tanka poetry.
Christina Nguyen, Minnesota, USA
I tuck my daughters
onto the boat
and shove them out
into the storm
Chen-ou Liu, Ajax, Ontario, Canada
of the border fence
this winter night
Hifsa Ashraf, Pakistan
from the chaotic world
a peaceful mind
draws a double rainbow
on both sides of the fence
André Surridge, Anonymous, Autumn Noelle Hall, Carol Raisfeld, Chen-ou Liu, Christina Nguyen, Elizabeth Moura, Gerry Jacobson, Grunge, Hifsa Ashraf, John Tehan, Joy McCall, kenneth slaughter, Kira Nash, Lee Felty, Lorne Henry, Margaret Van Every, Marilyn Humbert, Matthew Caretti, Michael G. Smith, Miriam Sagan, Pravat Kumar Padhy, Pris Campbell, Robin Anna Smith, Tracy Davidson
Visit http://www.atlaspoetica.org/special-features/ to read ‘Sin Fronteras ❘ Borders Without Boundaries’ for free.
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Keibooks is a small press specializing in tanka poetry. The ‘Special Features’ are open to Guest Editors to address a variety of topics in tanka literature today. Anyone interested in being a Guest Editor for a Special Feature at the Keibooks website will find guidelines at the bottom of the Special Features home page or here.
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