NEW ISSUE! - Vallum 14:1 "Evolution" will be on news stands this month!

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.

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.

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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APRIL 2017

It's National Poetry Month!

We couldn't be more excited. We'll be launching issue 14.1 "Evolution" in Toronto on April 28th and in Montreal on April 25th, in collaboration with Blue Metropolis Literary Festival and the League of Canadian Poets.

April is also Autism Awareness Month, and we'll be conducting weekly poetry workshops with Spectrum Productions, which creates opportunities for youth and young adults on the autism spectrum through video and media production.

PLEASE LIKE US ON FACEBOOK - AFTER ALL, WE LIKE YOU! :)

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THE 2017 VALLUM AWARD FOR POETRY IS NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS!

Our judge this year is Nicole Brossard. An important voice in poetry over the last 40 years, she has been shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and has twice won the Governor General's Award for Poetry. In 2016 she won a Pushcart Prize for poems published in Vallum, which were excerpted from her Vallum chapbook A Tilt in the Wondering. We are honoured to have her as our judge!

First Prize: $750 + publication

Second Prize: $250 + publication

Visit our contest page for the full details.

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WE NEED YOUR HELP

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.

DONATE

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

Yusuf Saadi is the winner of Vallum's 2016 Chapbook Award! His Sonnets on a Night Without Love and Jan Zwicky's String Practice are the 20th and 21st additions to the Vallum Chapbook Series.

These two beautiful publications were launched alongside Vallum's issue 13:2 "The Wild" in Montreal and Toronto in November.

If you weren't able to make it to either of the launches, don't worry, you can 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 by Yusuf Saadi as well as 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 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.

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Vallum's Mailing Address:

5038 Sherbrooke West
PO BOX 23077 CP Vendome
Montreal, QC H4A 1T0
CANADA

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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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