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!
GET ON BOARD! THE VALLUM CHAPBOOK AWARD 2017 IS NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS!
Send your best manuscript of poems to be considered for the Vallum Chapbook Award 2017!
First Prize: Publication + $125!
The winning manuscript will be published as an edition of the Vallum Chapbook Series, a collection of carefully selected titles by both established and upcoming authors. Each chapbook is professionally edited and classically designed to be a book object to be proud of!
Submit your manuscript of 12-20 pages of original, previously unpublished poems!
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.
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!
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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