CFS, Vol-3, No-1

ISSN: 2581-7094

Teesta Review: a Journal of Poetry

Call for submission Volume 3 Number 1

Call for Submissions for May 2020 Issue


Deadline for submission30 April 2020


Heart of my heart, the world is young;
Love lies hidden in every rose!
Every song that the skylark sung
Once, we thought, must come to a close:
Now we know the spirit of song,
Song that is merged in the chant of the whole,
Hand in hand as we wander along,
What should we doubt of the years that roll?


Heart of my heart, we cannot die!
Love triumphant in flower and tree,
Every life that laughs at the sky
Tells us nothing can cease to be:
One, we are one with the song to-day,
One with the clover that scents the world,
One with the Unknown, far away,
One with the stars, when earth grows old.


Heart of my heart, we are one with the wind,
One with the clouds that are whirled o'er the lea,
One in many, O broken and blind,
One as the waves are at one with the sea!
Ay! When life seems scattered apart,
Darkens, ends as a tale that is told,
One, we are one, O heart of my heart,
One, still one, while the world grows old.

--- Alfred Noyes 

As the Teesta Review: a Journal of Poetry  flows on, electric with words, it creates dreams, critiques nightmares, its cascading currents compel the play of imagination with fantasy and visions, thereby bonding sense and sensibility. The world of free-flowing poetry celebrates a world of unity despite differences, debates, pluralistic discourse and cultural diversity. As the river is in perennial motion, so is poetry.  Each poem is a creative blossom that promises the explorations of new horizons, the emergence of new rainbow arches and the inclusive philosophy of empathy for both the human and the non-human world. 

The theme for volume 3 No 1, 2020 is UNITY

In the 21st century we are increasingly witnessing how an environment of exclusionary practices have permeated the world with the rumblings of gloom and doom. Poets, the unacknowledged legislators of the world, should now deem it their duty to stem the rot as the world is out of joint and the intersections of location, race, class, caste, gender, religion, sexuality are being vitiated by the politics of power and profit. Yet poetry flows on, undeterred by such inhuman acts of violence and megalomania. Poetry can spin that unifying thread of bonding, that will hold the world together in a celebration of its magnificent flora, fauna, landscapes, seascapes and the awe-inspiring brilliance of the human race, despite the slippages. 

 Poetry Submissions are invited on these suggested sub-themes:

·        Togetherness
·        Inclusivity
·        No man is an island...
·        All are conjoined yet so different
·        The trees are glorious, but we cannot miss the deep woods
·        Unity is the password for survival
·        The politics of disunity
·        Unity between the human and non-human world

How to Submit?

Kindly follow our Guidelines for Submission and send your contribution through:

Teesta Review Volume 3 No 1 will be edited by Sanjukta Dasgupta.

Please check our Guidelines for Submission

We’re excited to see what you have for us.
Let us flow like the river -

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