My name is Dalen Wuest. I am a composer and esperantist in the USA, and I am looking for poetry in Esperanto with the goal of writing a song cycle so as to contribute to the world-wide Esperanto culture and introduce this beautiful language to more people. I know there has been some poetry written by the likes of Zamenhof and Auld, but I am interested in living poets, preferably from a large number of countries and regions. Esperanto is a beautiful language, and I believe it deserves a catalog of beautiful art song.
For suggestions, please reply on this thread. If you'd like to submit a poem, I can be reached at email@example.com. For submissions, I would ask for a translation of the poem in English, if possible; my Esperanto skills aren't where I'd like them to be, and I want to represent the poetry as best as possible. Unfortunately, I cannot offer any money to poets at this time.
Thank you for your time, and I hope to hear from you all soon.
Best, Dalen Wuest
P.S. if you'd like to hear some of my music to know what kind of composer you may be offering your words to, I have a soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dalenwuest.