New and exciting work by George Elliott Clarke, Jan Zwicky, John Surowiecki, John Kinsella, Jane Munro, Arthur Sze, Blaine Marchand and much more! Chapbook excerpt, Larix, by Don McKay; and riveting reviews by Bill Neumire, David Swartz and Megan Callahan. Art by Matt Crump (www.mattcrump.com).
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 13:1 DIGITAL contains an audio interview with the editors of Montreal's Metatron Press! 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 by Bill Howell, Brent Raycroft, Joan Crate, Henry Kronk, Robert Martin Evans, kevin martins mcpherson eckhoff, and MORE!
You can also Download the FREE APP and FREE SAMPLE EDITION for your tablet, kindle or smartphone through PocketMags OR iTunes.
PLEASE LIKE US ON FACEBOOK -
AFTER ALL, WE LIKE YOU !
CONTEST DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 31 !
Because it's summer and we all deserve a bit of a break, Vallum has extended the deadline and is still accepting original and unpublished poetry submissions for its 2016 Award for Poetry Contest!
1st prize $750
+ publication in Vallum
NEW DEADLINE: July 31st (postmarked)
This year's judge is award-winning poet: JERAMY DODDS !
For further information on submission guidelines and entrance details click HERE!
YOUR CHANCE TO ENTER THE CONTEST
FOR FREE !
In conjunction with our annual poetry contest, the Vallum Award for Poetry 2016, we are offering a chance to enter the contest for FREE! The catch is you have to be the first person to guess the title and author of the poem.
HOW IT WORKS: Every week for six weeks, we released pictures to stand in for specific words to help solve the poem. If you think you know the answer, email us email@example.com. Be careful, you only get one guess, so use it wisely! The final pictogram poem clue will be revealed one week before the contest deadline.
DEADLINE for the Pictogram Poem Game: July 7th
DEADLINE for the Vallum Award for Poetry: July 15th
Congratulations to YUSUF SAADI on winning this year's Vallum Chapbook Award for his manuscript, Sonnets on a Night without Love!
YUSUF SAADI’s writing has appeared in magazines including The Malahat Review, Grain, Prairie Fire, PRISM, and Vallum. He also won The Malahat Review’s 2016 Far Horizons Poetry Award. He recently completed his MA at the University of Victoria.
The editors would also like to congratulate those who were longlisted for this year's prize, and thank EVERYONE who submitted! There were many strong and wonderful manuscripts in the running.
JANET HEPBURN, The Bruce
DAVID HASKINS, Intihuatana
JOSHUA LEVY, The Loudest Sound I Ever Heard
ROD PEDERSON, words for what happens
LINDA EVE DIAMOND, About the Elephant
Stay tuned for Yusuf Saadi's chapbook publication date!
SUBSCRIBE TO VALLUM'S CHAPBOOK SERIES !
In conjunction with the announcement of Vallum's Chapbook Award winner, we'd also like to remind you that it's now possible to subscribe to Vallum's Chapbook Series.
This year, Vallum will be publishing the Vallum Chapbook Award winning manuscript, Sonnets on a Night without Love, by Yusuf Saadi, alongside a new arrangement of poems from Jan Zwicky!
Other poets published as part of the Vallum Chapbook Series include, 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.
VALLUM'S BLOG !
This is just 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!
Last week Vallum parnterned with Hands on Media Education to deliver poetry and media literacy workshops at the Boys and Girls Club of Lasalle.
Eleven teenagers worked with Vallumpoems ("Political Poem" by Stuart Ross, "Modesty" by Lorna Crozier, and "From the Underground" by Julie Eliopoulos) to create lovely stop-animations. We'll be posting these on our website in the coming weeks!
Vallum's 2016 outreach programming includes additional workshops with Montreal elementary schools and CEGEPs, the Centre for Gender Advocacy, Chez Doris - a Montreal women's abuse shelter, the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal, Christ Church Cathedral, QPIRG - The Quebec Public Interest Research Group, Word on the Street Festival, among other community organisations.
If you are curious to know more about our Poetry for Our Future! outreach program, please visit our website HERE! Or if hosting a workshop at your community organisation is something that interests you, please do not hestiate to contact us!
THE GREAT CANADIAN GIVING CHALLENGE !
Thank you so much for the generosity of everyone who donated in the Great Canadian Giving Challenge! Although, we didn't win the draw for $10,000, we still feel like winners!
If you missed the deadline, you can still support Vallum's 'Poetry for Our Future!' literacy outreach program! Read more about how HERE!
PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING !
Every year, Vallum's Poetry for Our Future!outreach program connects one-on-one with individuals in elementary and high schools, at-risk youth and women's shelters, native shelters, senior 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 inspire, connect 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!
5038 Sherbrooke West
PO BOX 23077 CP Vendome
Montreal, QC H4A 1T0
"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
"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
"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
For copyright holders and contributors: Vallum requests
single-use non-exclusive electronic world rights. You keep all
copyright, and are able to publish your work at any time at
your discretion; mention of Vallum is appreciated.