We are looking for submissions that demonstrate an individual experience or expression of hiraeth, home, or migration. Non-native English speakers are welcome and encouraged to submit.
We want to hear your story. How are you personally affected by migration? Is yours a story of love, personal growth, refuge, or adventure…? Does that mean all submissions have to be auto-biographical? No, of course not.
In one way or another, we are all migrants. How can we judge others seeking the same things we all want, which in part is to feel secure. We might be angry and tired of the current political climate, but we are not without hope. How about you?
The idea of ‘hiraeth‘ is a human condition, and the idea of ‘home’ is the subject of many works of art. Home is more than just a shelter, it is a feeling, one that we can’t always explain. It can even evolve and change as we grow.
You retain all copyrights to your work. This is a platform for creating dialogue and building community. We are a team of volunteers and do not make a profit off any of this. If you have any other questions, please email us. Click on the relevant link to submit:
Francesca Aikman is a young artist from the North West of England who lives and works in Amsterdam. She arrived directly after finishing a degree in Fine Art at university in Preston to take up a residency at OT303, and, without her really realizing or planning it,...
Meet Jeremy or Jez, the newest addition to the Hiraeth team. We met Jeremy at our first poetry/storytelling event last May at Labyrinth, when he read two poems for us, one of which was Dulcimer Chimes. Jeremy is a performing poet and has released three...
I spent my morning at the Italian consulate today, submitting my application to become Italian. Hearing the cadences of Italian (even the elevated, exasperated tones of Italians grappling with red tape on either side of the counter of a government office) took me back...