Call for poetry submissions to “A Dante Companion”

Dante & Beatrice

To commemorate the 700th anniversary of the death of the great Italian poet Dante Alighieri, Chameleon Press will publish a new collection of poetry in which contemporary poets from Asia interpret themes Dante’s opus with a particular focus on Beatrice, the object of Dante’s youthful love, his muse and guide. No one walks alone; Dante didn’t and pays tribute to Beatrice in La Divina Commedia. But we are first introduced to her in that work of Dante’s youth, La Vita Nuova.

The project forms part of the Italian Cultural Institute’s Dante programme for 2021 and is undertaken in collaboration with Baptist University of Hong Kong.

Note: due to a change in the associated musical composition competition, as well as Covid-19-related scheduling issues regarding associated public events, the submission deadline has been extended until May 2021.

The call for submissions, including background information, may be read below or here.

Enter details on yourself and your submissions here. Fill in the form below, or here.

Submissions should be in WORD. Document titles should be in the following format: poet name followed by “Dante Anthology Submission”. You may submit (upload) the poems using the form here, which requires logging-in to Google, or by emailing the publisher at Chameleon Press (please ensure the email subject line contains “Dante Anthology Submission”; if not, it may get lost).