NEW ISSUE! - Vallum 13:2 "THE WILD" is available now!

Interview with Parliamentary Poet George Elliott Clarke! Poems by Jan Zwicky, Peter Dale Scott, Mary Jo Bang, Evelyn Lau, Sina Queyras and more. Reviews by Bill Neumire, Julie Mannell, Megan Callahan, and essay on poetry from Britain and Ireland by James W. Wood.

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!

Vallum 13:2 DIGITAL contains the full audio interview with Parliamentary Poet George Elliott Clarke! Listen to Part 1 of the interview above or on our BLOG! For the full interview, buy your DIGITAL copy HERE! Also in this issue, you'll find additional poems and reviews by Roy J. Adams and Kian Vaziri-Tehrani and MORE!

Buy your digital copy HERE

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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ANNOUNCING THE VALLUM AWARD FOR POETRY 2016 WINNERS !

Congratulations to everyone whose poem was chosen!

Thank you to this year's contest judge, Jeramy Dodds, for his keen (and generous) eye! And, thank you to everyone who entered this year's contest.

Winning poems will appear in issue 14:1 "Evolution."


To see the winners, visit our website HERE!

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DEADLINE EXTENED FOR SUBMISSIONS TO
14:1 "EVOLUTION" !

Evolution has been instrumental to developments in science, industry, evolutionary biology, artificial intelligence, posthuman and technological advances, spirituality, relationships, and even the historical progression of “mind.” How does the idea of evolving, in its many possible forms, translate into poetry? 

Send us your best poems!

NEW DEADLINE: December 1st, 2016

For details, please visit our website HERE!

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HOT OFF THE PRESS -
ISSUE 13:2 "THE WILD " !

Available to order NOW in PRINT & DIGITAL !

Featured in this upcoming issue is an exciting interview with Canada's Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke. Poems by Jan Zwicky, Peter Dale Scott, Mary Jo Bang, Evelyn Lau, Sina Queyras and more. Reviews by Bill Neumire, Julie Mannell, Megan Callahan, and essay on poetry from Britain and Ireland by James W. Wood.

To whet your appetite, Part I of George Elliott Clarke's interview may be enjoyed HERE, while the full interview will be available for your listening pleasure in Vallum's digital edition.

ORDER your copy HERE!

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ALSO HOT OFF THE PRESS - CHAPBOOKS
BY YUSUF SAADI & JAN ZWICKY !

Vallum's chapbook series releases Yusuf Saadi's, Sonnets on a Night Without Love; and Jan Zwicky's, String Practice. Saadi is the winner of Vallum's 2016 Chapbook Award!

These two beautiful publications will be launched alongside Vallum's issue 13:2 "THE WILD" in Montreal and Toronto.

NOVEMBER 7th: MONTREAL LAUNCH details HERE.
NOVEMBER 11th: TORONTO LAUNCH details HERE.


Vallum's chapbook series aims to publish an emerging writer in conjunction with an established poet, helping to expose the younger author in a competative literary world. It also fosters an intergenerational mentoring relationship between writers at different stages of their careers.

ORDER your copies HERE

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SUBSCRIBE TO VALLUM'S CHAPBOOK SERIES ! 

Subscribe now to receive the Vallum Chapbook Award winning manuscript, Sonnets on a Night without Love, byYusuf Saadi, AND String Practice by Jan Zwicky

You can SUBSCRIBE in PRINT or DIGITAL!

Vist our online store  HERE for details.

Other poets published as part of the Vallum Chapbook Seriesinclude, Nicole Brossard, George Elliott Clarke, Franz Wright, Fanny Howe, John Kinsella, and more! Visit our website HERE for a complete list of Vallum's chapbook authors.

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VALLUM'S BLOG !

This is a reminder that Vallum's Blog is now regulary publishing features such as, its Poem of the Week,Featured Reviews, and Featured Interviews, among other poetry-related content!  

Read and listen to a world of great poets HERE!

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VALLUM AT WORD ON THE STREET TORONTO ! 

Vallum was represented at Word On The Street Festival in Toronto. Thanks to everyone who supported and stopped by!

Apart from a table selling issues of Vallum magazine, chapbooks and other merch, local, Montreal-based poet Greg Santos also led a "black-out" workshop at Word On The Street - here participants shaped new poems from existing texts, crossing out words and phrases to allow new meaning to shine through.

Read the unique "black-out" poem on water buffaloes (featured image): 

water buffaloes
from the barn. The
old farmer
cajoles
the curly-horned beasts
along the path

A few zigzag
back and forth

Water buffalo are like that


Visit the Word On The Street festival HERE for more information.

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VALLUM'S OUTREACH PROGRAM 2016 !

In collaboration with Hands On Media Education, the Vallum Society for Education in Arts & Letters (VSEAL) outreach program hosted two poetry and stop-frame animation workshops for teens at Perspectives II High School.

Facilitated by poet Leigh Kotsilidis and animation educator Jessie Currell, eight groups of 15-year-olds each chose a poem, analyzed and interpreted it, then narrated it through interactive, visualization technology. Feedback has been very positive, and students and teachers alike had a fun learning experience! 

View a sample of their short animated versions of poems: The Flower of Love and Because He's Black.

To learn more about VSEAL's Poetry for Our Future! outreach programming, please visit our website HERE

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PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING !

donateEvery year, Vallum's Poetry for Our Future! outreach program connects one-on-one with individuals in elementary and high schoolsat-risk youth and women's sheltersnative shelterssenior centres, and other community organisations to help improve reading, writing, oral, and analytical skills for a more literate and literary community. The program aims to empower these underserved communities by enhancing literacy and analytical skills, and providing opportunities for reflection and personal development. This year, Vallum will lend a literary hand to over 500 people in need

All of this has only been and will continue to be possible through your support – a community who sees the value of literature to inspireconnect and educate. In the spirit of shared generosity, Vallum would like to ask you to consider making a donation to help us continue to fulfill our commitment to you of publishing high quality poetry, artwork, reviews, essays and interviews, as well as to sustain our outreach program within marginalized populations, which helps 500 people in need per year! 

As further incentive, 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 3-to-1! 

To make a donation of any amount, please visit us at www.vallummag.com/donate.html or at CanadaHelps.org

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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 donít know how often Iíve 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 canít believe Iím using this word) - lovely."
- Literary Magazine Review / Link to the full article

"Öestablishing 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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