system in the USA? I hear stories about young black males incarcerated for
smoking marijuana—some get life sentences. Don’t we all commit crimes? I know
I’ve made mistakes—sitting behind a car wheel without a license—the only
difference is I haven’t been caught. When a young man born in the ghetto and
knowing little of life beyond the walls of his invisible cage turns to us in
bewilderment and rage, we should look him in the eye and tell him the truth.
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“Undertow Tanka Submission” to:
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by August 15, 2014 / first Issue to be online August 29
At the end of your submission, please include your full name and country of residence. All rights revert to authors upon publication. Your tanka must not be under consideration elsewhere or submitted to any contest. Hopefully this will become a print Review in the near future.
Sergio A. Ortiz is a Puerto Rican poet and the founding editor of Undertow Tanka Review. He is a two-time Pushcart nominee, a four-time Best of the Web nominee, and 2016 Best of the Net nominee. 2nd place in the 2016 Ramón Ataz annual poetry competition, sponsored by Alaire Publishing House. He is currently working on his first full-length collection of poems, Elephant Graveyard.
Sergio A. Ortiz es poeta puertorriqueño que escribe en inglés y español. Actualmente trabaja en su primera colección de poesía, Elephant Graveyard, Cementerio de Elefantes. Ha sido nominado al premio Pushcart en dos ocasiones, al Best of the Web en cuatro ocasiones, y al Best of the Net, 2016. 2do lugar Premio Ramón Ataz de Poesía, 2016. Sus poemas han aparecido, o están por aparecer, en revistas literarias como: Letralía, Chachala Review, The Accentos Review, Resonancias, por mencionar algunos.