NEW ISSUE! - Vallum 13:2 "THE WILD" is
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.
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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!
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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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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):
from the barn. The
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.
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!
To learn more about VSEAL's Poetry for Our Future! outreach programming, please visit our website 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!
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