About Us

Welcome to The Luxembourg Review.

About Us:
The Luxembourg Review started in July, 2014. Our journal is a platform that features emerging talents in the field as well as established writers.

What we are:
The Luxembourg Review is, simply, a literary review.

We cover book and poetry reviews from different authors and critics.

We accept submissions of poetry and literary criticism for an online publication which will eventually extend to press publication. In the near feature we will expand to broadcast oral interviews in regular podcast sessions.

Currently:
Currently, we are only covering literary reviews of published poets, chapbooks and books. If you are a publisher or an individually published writer who would like us to review your books, please email a pdf copy of the book to the stated email address or send a printed copy to: (Contact details included)

Syed Shehzar Mukkarrim Doja
16 Rue Nicolas Adames,
1114 Luxembourg

The editorial team will read the corresponding books and on acceptance (or not), notify you.

At the moment, we do not have an estimate of when the first issue will be released. However, you can subscribe to our blog on the website or follow us on twitter to be updated.

Twitter: @thereviewlux
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theluxembourgreview
Email:  Currently all queries are to be sent to thereviewlux@gmail.com

Submissions close on May 31, 2016.

Who we are:
Currently the main staff consists of

Syed Shehzar Mukkarrim Doja- Founder. Editor-in-Chief

Nathan Hassall-Editor

Martelle McPartland-Adviser

Lisa Ducasse-Reviewer

Adele Okoli- Editor

 Shehzar DojaSyed Shehzar M. Doja was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and currently resides in Luxembourg as a poet, student, and Founder/Editor-in-Chief of the literary journal, The Luxembourg Review. As a resident of Luxembourg, he was recently selected to represent the country on a pan-European platform for a project commissioned for the city of Amsterdam. His work has appeared in numerous publications worldwide (The San Antonio Review, Fireside International publication, Monsoon Letters, Sticks and Stones) and won several literary and theatrical competitions (1st prize for ‘The Madman’s Lament’ – which he wrote, acted in, & directed – in the Symbiosis Festival, Pune, India) His first book, a collection of his poetry till now, is currently in works for publication due later this year.

 

Poetry Readings

Monsoon Letters-Dhaka
Longitude Latitude 6-Dhaka, with Ampersand
British Council Poetry Slam- Pune
Pune Diaries Poetry Slam
100k Poets for Change-Pune
Artbar- Toronto
Spoken Word- Paris
Luxembourg

Featured Poet
Open Secrets @ Spokenword Paris-27th April 2016

Judge:

Flame University Festival Poetry Prize 2014
http://www.flame.edu.in/

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CORE TEAM:

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Nathan Hassall was born in the United Kingdom to an American mother and a half-English, half-Greek father. He received a BA Hons in History at the University of Kent, with a Year Abroad studying at the University of Massachusetts. He is the author of three self-published poetry collections, Nascent Illusion (2009), A Conscious Void (2011), and Of Gods and Gallows (2015). He is also currently studying for a Masters in English and has been published in journals like Episteme and Yellow Chair Review.

He can be contacted at nathanhassall@msn.com

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martelle

Martelle McPartland is a poet, playwright, editor, script writer, arts facilitator and creative writing tutor based in Lurgan, Co Armagh. She has won many awards for her short stories, notably as a finalist in the Bridport. She is a founding member, Chair and facilitator of Lough Neagh Writers.

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lisaLisa Ducasse is a young poet born in Mauritius who inherited her love for words at a very young age from her two writer parents. She was first published at the age of thirteen in a yearly anthology of short stories, and later in a Mauritian poetry magazine called Point Barre. She is currently living in Paris, where she studies English at the Sorbonne and is working on releasing her first collection of poems. She is also part of the very active Paris Spoken Word scene and regularly performs at its weekly poetry events.

 

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Originally from Texas, Dr. K. Adele Okoli is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities13162519_10101024303948499_1514258391_n at Tulane University in New Orleans. She received a joint doctorate in French and African American Studies from Yale University, where her dissertation “Mapping La Belle Créole” was awarded the Sylvia Ardyn Boone Prize in African American Studies and the History of Art in 2014. She holds a B.A. from Tulane in French, English, and Art History with minors in Italian Studies and History (summa cum laude, 2008). Adele’s research and teaching interests include the literature and culture of Louisiana, Haiti, and France, as well as fashion, material culture, and popular music and performance in French and Haitian Creole. She has taught courses on topics such as the Creole Atlantic, Fashion History and Theory, Nineteenth-Century Louisiana, African American Women’s History, African American Art History, literary analysis, and French language at all levels. Most recently her scholarly article “ ‘Que ne sommes-nous assez riches’: Colonialist Reverie in George Sand’s Indiana” was published in Nineteenth-Century French Studies (Spring-Summer 2016), and “Learning to Read and Write in Your Native Tongue,” her translation of Jacques Pierre’s “Ou pa ka li ak ekri Kreyòl oswa ou pa vle aprann li ak ekri Kreyòl?”, appeared in The Haitian Times February 24, 2016. She has presented her work at over a dozen conferences in the United States, France, Canada, and Haiti.

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Freelance writers:
Mr Sasan Bazgir was born in Iran. He holds an M.A and PhD in English Literature.  He is alSasan Bazgirso a very renowned musician,  He has made 9 classical Iranian albums and composed music for 5 movies and 3 plays. He will be presenting reviews of contemporary Iranian writers.Publications Books:Gambler: Collection of English Poems, Published by Diamond Publications, ISBN: 978-81-8483-356-0, Date of Publication: 2011.Wooden Guard: Collection of Persian Poems Published by Sifa Publications, 987-600-5055-62-7, Date of Publication: 2010.“Farmer’s song” and “Amoo Zanjirbaf”, two new books of poetry under publication for 2014.Articles:Two Poets, One concern: A Comparative Study of T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” and Nissim Ezekiel’s Selected Poems, Published in Asian Quarterly: An International Journal Of Contemporary Issues, ISSN: 2229-581-X. May 2011.

Modern Poetry and Cinematography: A Comparative Study of T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” and Nissim Ezekiel’s Selected Poems, Published in Labyrinth: An International Refereed Journal of Postmodern Studies, ISSN: 0976-0814, July 2012.

Stepson of India Writes Back: A Literary Study of Nissim Ezekiel’s Role in Indian Modern English Poetry, Published in Indira Kala Sanjit Journal, ISBN: 978-81-910545-1-4, February 2012.

Triple Vision: A Critical Survey of Nissim Ezekiel’s view on Women in his Collected Poems, Accepted and Would be Published in Labyrinth: An International Refereed Journal of Postmodern Studies, September 2013.

Whistling in the Silence: A literary reveiw of Nissim Ezekiel’s poetic carrier in Indian English Literature. : An International Journal Of Contemporary Issues, ISSN: 2229-581-X. FEB 2013.

Presented Papers:

Paradoxical Alienation: A Comparative Study of Nissim Ezekiel’s Collected Poems, Presented in “International Conference: Narrativizing the Margins: North East India and Beyond”, January 2012.

Queer eyes for the Straight Guy: A Critical Study of R. Raj Rao’s Biography of Nissim Ezekiel. Presented in “National Seminar Cum Workshop on Queer Theory”, December 2011.

Reciprocal Interaction of Technology and Arts: A Comparative Analysis of Mutual Interaction of Technology and poetry from the Miltonic Age to the Contemporary Poetic World.Presented in “International Conference on Technology and Arts, January 2012.

Stepson of India Writes Back: A Literary Study of Nissim Ezekiel’s Role in Indian

Modern English Poetry, Presented in the “International Conference on Indian Art

Research Awards: Selected as Iranian Best Research scholar in India by Iran Embassy in India.
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GauravGaurav_Deka Deka studied medicine in Gauhati Medical College and Hospital. When not writing, he is a practicing physician. His fictions, poetry and reviews have been published in The Open Road Review, Indian Ruminations, Tenement Block Review, The Four Quarter Magazine, Café Dissensus, The North East Review, The Thumbprint Magazine, Eclectic Northeast, FEARLESS poetry zine, NElit Review, among others.

His short story, “To Whom He Wrote From Berlin” won The Open Road Review Short Fiction Contest, 2014. Another short fiction, “The Last Sin”, was shortlisted for The DNA – Out of Print Contest, 2014. His poem, “Castus”, was included amongst the top forty poems worldwide by Solstice Initiative for their winter issue, 2013. He has also been a regular feature writer with The Sentinel, Guwahati, The Assam Tribune, and Eastern Chronicles. Currently he is associated with bringing out a quarterly journal, Vāc that aims to publish a selection of essays, both written in English originally and translated from other language.

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Oyin OludipeOyin Oludipe was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He studied Mass Communication in Babcock University. His poetry, fictions and essays are often a commentary around the subject of the human struggle for constant relevance. Some of them have appeared in publications like WILDSound Writing and Film Festival Review, Ehanom Review, Praxis Magazine for Arts and Literature, The Maya Angelou Phenomenal Woman Poetry Anthology, Black Communion: Poems of 100 New African Poets, Footmarks: Poems on 100 Years of Nigeria’s Nationhood, The Sky is Our Earth: An Anthology of 50 Young Nigerian Poets, Sentinel Literary Quarterly: The World Magazine, Ijagun Poetry Journal, The New Black Magazine, among others.

He is the recipient of the 2013 WRR Poetry Beacon Prize. Another poem of his, “Student” was shortlisted for the Eriata Oribhabor Prize for Poetry in 2014. He also made the shortlist for the Nigerian Writers’ Awards (NWA) as Young Writer of the Year, 2015. He has been a regular contributor at Arts and Africa, Afapinen, and Pulse Nigeria. Currently, he is associated with EXPOUND, a quarterly international journal of arts and aesthetics as Nonfiction Editor.

Oyin can be contacted at olu.oyin@gmail.com

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