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Ygdrasil, A Journal of the Poetic Arts is the first Literary Journal to be published on the Internet (1994).


4 April 2014: The April issue of Ygdrasil featuring ra medland 
~ Selected Poems and Art ~ is now available.
8 March 2014: The March issue of Ygdrasil is now available. 

1 March: The staff of Ygdrasil send their deepest condolences to the family of Patrick White who passed 
away 1 March 2014. 

4 February 2014: The February issue is now available featuring the Poetry of Alysia Waters.  

8 January 2014: The Janaury issue is now available. With this issue we enter our 22nd year of publication.

1 December 2013: The December issue, featuring Selected Works of Ron Whitehead with
Photographs by Jinn, is now available. 

8 November 2013: The November 2013 issue is now available. We are also happy to announce 
that Patrick White has joined Ygdrasil as a Contributing Editor. 

10 October 2013: The October 2013 issue, featuring New Poems and Paintings by Patrick White is now available.

8 September 2013: The September 2013 issue of Ygdrasil is now available.

28 August 2013: I am proud to announce that as of 2:10 am EST Ygdrasil's readership has reached the 40,000 mark.

5 August 2013:The August 2013 issue of Ygdrasil, featuring Medusa's Hairdresser by Maria Jacketti, is now available. 

10 September 2011: As you can see, Ygdrasil has a new appearance. A new banner has 
been graciously created by Michael Parker and the site has been updated to bring it 
into accordance. All previous issues are now in the Previous Issues page and all 
special feature issues have been identified. Redundant pages have been removed and 
everything has been brought up to date. Hope you enjoy the new look.

5 July 2008: A note from the Editor.

Ygdrasil's submission guidelines are such: Ascii text in the 
body of an email unless otherwise requested - special issues can be negotiated 
as to other formats. Currently I receive up to 200+ submissions a week, therefore	 
I will no longer reply to each submission, but 
request that if your submission has not been published in the next three 
issues, please either resubmit or submit elsewhere. 

Ygdrasil is archived by:

The Library and Archives Canada Ygdrasil Collection

April 2014 Issue, featuring: ra medland, Selected Poems and Art
March 2014 Issue
February 2014 Issue, The Poetry of Alysia Waters
January 2014 Issue
December 2013 Issue, Selected Works by Ron Whitehead with Photographs by Jinn
November 2013 Issue
October 2013 Issue, New Poems and Paintings by Patrick White
September 2013 Issue
August 2013 Issue, Medusa's Hairdresses by Maria Jacketti
July 2013 Issue
June 2013 Issue, Timewave Zero, Second Part by Rebecca Lu Kiernan
May 2013, 20th Anniversary Issue
April 2013 Issue
March 2013 Issue, Garnet Eyes by Jack R. Wesdorp
February 2013 Issue
January 2013 Issue, Timewave Zero by Rebecca Lu Kiernan
December 2012 Issur
La posie de Mos Benarroch Traduction et introduction de Rosa Ramos
November 2012 Issue
October 2012 Issue, Poems and Paintings by Paulette C. Turcotte
September 2012 Issue
August 2012 Issue
July 2012 Issue
June 2012 Issue
May 2012 Issue, Contemporary Iraqi Poetry, Edited and Translated by Khaloud Al-Muttalibi
April 2012 Issue, Her Eyes, Poems by Joseph Farley
March 2012 Issue
February 2012 Issue, Selected Works of Patrick White
January 2012 Issue
Previous Ygdrasil Issues (1993 to 2011)
Doug Tanoury: The All Saints Poems
Doug Tanoury: The Tataya Poems
Ygdrasail Vol I No. 1 - July 1976
Juan O'Neill's translation of Pablo Neruda's Macchu Picchu
Ygdrasil Spanish Issue #12: Poemas de Carlos Salem
Previous Ygdrasil Spanish Issues
Clayton Eshleman: Eight poems from "LIFE IN THE FOLDS"
The Ygdrasil Book Rack
The Ygdrasil Art Gallery!
The Ygdrasil Photo Gallery!
Ygdrasil Music
The Poetry, Life & Times' Klaus Gerken Interview
The Athens Review
The Cats of Parliament Hill Blog

Welcome to Ygdrasil, a Journal of the Poetic Arts. Ygdrasil is dedicated to providing the best in Modern International Poetry and Literature. Ygdrasil is a monthly Publication and welcomes submission from around the world. To submit poetry, short stories or plays, please send an email to the address below.

Klaus Gerken, EDITOR and Founder

Heather Ferguson, Production Editor

Mois Benarroch, European Editor -- specializing in Hebrew and Spanish submissions
Mois Benarroch

Michael Collings, Contributing Editor

Oswald Le Winter, Contributing Editor

Michael Parker, Site Banner Design 2011

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  • Sasquatch Writers' Performance Series
  • Red Fez Publications
  • Ron Silliman's Literary Blog
  • Jorge Etcheverry's home page
  • zafusy | contemporary poetry journal
  • The Puritan: Ottawa's Literary Prose Journal
  • The Friday Circle - University of Ottawa Creative writing program
  • Ink Provoking creative writing site
  • Turning Point Music, Ottawa, Ontario - the best 2nd hand music shop in the world
  • Sandy Shreve Poetry homepage
  • Poetry Victims
  • Unshod Quills
  • The Stickman Review
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    Biographical Information

    Klaus Gerken
    Editor and Founder of Ygdrasil, A Journal of the Poetic Arts

    Klaus Gerken, born Cuxhaven, Germany, 1949. Came to Canada age 9, 1958. First published work, Dynasty 1968. Since then over 200 titles, Poems, Plays and Novels. Many available on this site. Editor and Founder of Ygdrasil, A Journal of the Poetic Arts (1993). Residence: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

    Mois Benarroch
    European Editor

    Mois Benarroch was born in 1959 in Tetuan/Morocco, between Tangier and Gibraltar. He grew up in a mixture of cultures and languages, Spanish being his mother tongue, attending a French school, hearing the Arabic of the streets and praying in Hebrew. In 1972 He emigrated to israel, and lives since then in Jerusalem. Published books in Hebrew: The Immigrant's Lament (poetry) 1994. The Coming Book (prose) 1997. The Bread And The Dream (poetry) 1998. His poems and prose have been published in numerous publications in Israeli literary magazines, and international magazines, recently in Ygdrasil, Perihelion, Miller's Pond, Revue Europe, Emotions, Xero, The Poet's Guild Quarterly, Poetry magazine. His works have been published in hebrew, spanish, french and english. He writes in Hebrew, Spanish and English. He is Ygdrasil's European editor, and has e-published a book in Ygdrasil titled 'Moben's Poems' in English. His first novel 'Benshawen' will be published in 1999. And a book of poems in Spanish will be published by Esquio in Spain.

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    Klaus Gerken

    Ygdrasil, A Journal of the Poetic Arts (c) Klaus J. Gerken 1993 - 2014
    Current pages created by Klaus J. Gerken and Michael Parker (c) 2012 - 2014
    Previous pages created by Klaus J. Gerken and Pedro Sena (c) 1997 - 2011
    Previous pages created by Klaus J. Gerken and Igal Koshevoy (c) 1993 - 1996
    Last revised: 4 April 2014.

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