Please submit 5-7 poems at a time.  We publish poetry from and about Africa and the Diaspora. For non-English-language poetry, we prefer to run the original language version along with its literary translation into English.  Submission of translations should specify whether or not the translator has already secured permission to publish the translation and original.  We rarely publish new translations of poems that are already widely available in English.  In such cases, the submission cover letter must include a compelling argument from the translator on why their version is revelatory.