NEW ISSUE! - Vallum 14:1 "Evolution" is now on news stands!

This issue includes a wide spectrum of poems—by Erín Moure, Phil Hall, Sonnet L’Abbé, George Elliott Clarke, Shane Book, and others—interpreting the theme scientifically, personally, linguistically, futuristically, among other surprising angles. This issue also features reviews of Alex Manley’s debut collection We Are All Just Animals & Plants, Laura Broadbent’s In On the Great Joke, Rob Taylor’s The News, and A.F. Moritz writes on Brian Campbell’s Shimmer Report. The digital edition boasts additional poetry content, audio recordings of the poems, an exclusive interview with Andy McGuire, and more.

Artwork for this issue is from Jason deCaires Taylor. Creator of the world's first underwater sculpture park, Taylor uses pH neutral materials in his sculptures to promote coral growth. His work is a commentary on marine conservation and climate change more generally. We are thrilled to have photographs of his work grace our pages!

Don’t miss out on this new installment of exceptional international and Canadian poetry—order the issue, or renew your subscription HERE!



NOT JUST A PRINT MAG - VALLUM DIGITAL EDITIONS! 

Vallum magazine is also available in digital format. Featuring additional content such as AUDIO and VIDEO recordings of selected poets, further poems, interviews, essays, and MORE! Click play to listen to Jessica Bebenek read her poem "The World Without," featured in issue 14:1.

Vallum 14:1 DIGITAL also contains honourable mentions for the 2016 Vallum Poetry Award, as well as poems from Alan Reed and Chris Riddell.

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You can also download the FREE APP and FREE SAMPLE EDITION for your tablet, kindle or smartphone through  PocketMags OR iTunes.

 


    




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Subscription Bundle!



From now until September 30, 2017, get a one-year subscription to both Vallum and Maisonneuve magazine for only $30.00!

That's a total of two issues of Vallum and four issues of Maisonneuve, which have a combined value of $44.95. This limited time offer represents a 33% discount on both magazines!

If you already have a subscription to Vallum and would like to take advantage of this offer, we will simply add a year to your existing subscription.

Maisonneuve has won Magazine of the Year at the National Magazine Awards in 2004, 2012, and 2016, among many other awards. We are very excited to be partnering with this incredible team - take advantage of this offer before it's too late!

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Interview with Jami Macarty on her Vallum Chapbook Award-winning manuscript, Mind of Spring

During the month of June, Jami Macarty and Vallum corresponded over email to discuss meditation, bliss, interconnectivity, the palo verde (desert tree species), and the difficulty of articulating anything about the creative process with absolute certainty, among other topics. Read the complete interview on our blog.

Her Vallum Chapbook Award-winning manuscript Mind of Spring will be published this fall! Visit our store to place your pre-order!

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Desert Pets Press Recap 

Our Office Assistant Kian attended the Desert Pets Press launch at the Rocket Science room on July 27th.

Head over to our blog to read his recap of the event, check out the photos, and maybe even get the recipe for your new favourite summer cocktail!

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Boys and Girls Club of Lasalle



Daphné B. will be leading a workshop at The Boys and Girls Club of Lasalle this month.

Daphné B. is a Montreal-based poet. Her debut book of poetry, Bluetiful, was published in 2015 by L’Écrou. Delete, her second book, will be published this fall. Her work has appeared in various magazines, like Exit, Spirale and Nouveau Projet. She's also a contributor to the radio show Plus on est de fous plus on lit.

In her workshop, participants will be asked to engage creatively with web content and pop culture. Listening to music and videos, students will use the stream-of-consciousness technique to produce poems addressing the multitude of sensations and emotions generated by this very contemporary type of wandering.

We're very excited for her to bring her enthusiasm and expertise to the youth group this summer!

To learn more about our Poetry for Our Future! program, visit our website.

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It has always been true that magazine sales, subscriptions, and, yes, even grants, are not enough to fund the operating costs of running a poetry magazine.

We are asking you - our reader, friend, contributor – to make a donation.

And there's never been a better time. Every $1 of your donation becomes $3.

How?

This year Vallum has been approved for the Quebec Government Mécénat Placements Culture program, administered by the Conseil des arts et lettres du Quebec.

This program will match every donation made to Vallum at 300%, a part of which will be invested and returned after a 2-year period and the remainder after a 10-year period. Help us seize this amazing opportunity by donating what you are able. Every dollar counts (and is tripled!).

Here is exactly how far your money goes:

$10: Cover the cost of printing and mailing one copy of Vallum
$50: Pay one contributor for their poetry
$125: Finance a poetry workshop for an underserved community in Montreal
$500: Fund the artists whose work graces our pages
$1000: Sponsor our internship program
10$/month: Provide stability for operating costs

We will reward your generosity with a charitable tax receipt and a mention on our donor page (if desired). Your contribution makes it possible not only for Vallum to continue publishing, but for poetry to continue to flourish far into the future.

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Reviews

"Surely there are words to encapsulate the whole of Vallum...an eclectic and colorful collection of original art, poetry, and essays that unravel the world from bizarre and fantastic perspectives ... a refreshing variety of style and range of voice."
- Utne Reader / Link to the full article

"What rewards and satisfies the most about the poems in Vallum is their use of language. I don’t know how often I’ve read a journal containing poems of the same style that might have been written by the same poet. This is not true of Vallum where language is witty, startling, sardonic, obscene, often (and I can’t believe I’m using this word) - lovely."
- Literary Magazine Review / Link to the full article

"…establishing this publication as one of the top poetry magazines in the country. The layout and design are fantastic, and the full-colour artwork is magnificent, both complementing the fabulous writing...a fabulous magazine, with the quality of a fine book."
- WORD

"This Canadian journal makes a bid to be international."
- Bloomsbury Review

"Vallum's mix of poetry, prose, and visual art is audacious and exciting.... If the vigorous writing in this journal is any indication it's only a matter of time before the world catches on... This new magazine has a beautiful artistic look and feel."
- The New Pages Literary Magazine Stand

"An impressive lineup of poets."
- The Montreal Mirror

"Beautifully printed and not a little self-willed."
- Literary Magazine Review

"Vallum is passionate, ethereal, realistic and provocative, responding to change and movement of time, raising questions of the reader and proffering various solutions."
- Incwriters Society

 



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