NEW ISSUE! - Vallum 12:1 "SURRENDER" is available now!

There are many ways in which surrender manifests: joy, despair, a willingness to give up one’s “totality” for someone or something other than ourselves. We surrender to vices, to glory, to the divine, or to the void. In this issue, poets such as Christopher Levenson, Tim Lilburn, Pamela Porter, Paul Vermeersch, and Leland James, along with artist Maya Flore ask: what does it mean to bend, to yield?

Don’t miss out on this new installment of exciting international and Canadian poetry – order the issue, or renew your subscription HERE!


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JUNE 2015


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IT'S GAME ON FOR THE VALLUM AWARD
FOR POETRY
2015 ! 

Vallum's 2015 Poetry Contest is now accepting submissions. Send us your best poems! 

This year's Vallum Award for Poetry is judged by Stephanie Bolster and offers a FIRST PRIZE of $750 and a SECOND PRIZE of $250. Poets may submit up to three poems of maximum of 60 lines each.

DEADLINE: July 15th, 2015

Contest rules and guidelines for submissions can be read HERE! 

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ANNOUNCING VALLUM'S SECRET POEM WORD GAME !

Your chance to win FREE entry to the Vallum Award for Poetry 2015 !

facebook-social-icon-woodIn conjunction with our annual poetry contest, the Vallum Award for Poetry 2015, 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 secret poem.

How it works:

Every week we will add one letter and give a clue to help solve the poem. Once you think you know, email us the answer at info@vallummag.com. Be careful, you only get one guess, so use it wisely! The secret poem will be revealed one week before the contest deadline.


WEEK 1 (will officially launch May 28th - this is your chance for a head start!): 


Clue: About the author: an artist, an actor, an amigo to the avant-garde.
Letter: "A"

To play the Secret Poem Word Game, click HERE

Deadline for the Secret Poem Word Game: July 2nd, 2015
Deadline for the Vallum Award for Poetry: July 15th, 2015

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A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO NICOLE BROSSARD FOR WINNING A PUSHCART PRIZE !

Vallum is proud to announce that Nicole Brossard has won a Pushcart Prize for poems from her her chapbook, A Tilt in the Wondering, published as part of the Vallum Chapbook Series! The selection of poems will be published in the Pushcart Prize XL: Best of the Small Presses, forthcoming November 2015.

Congratulations Nicole Brossard!

To purchase your copy of Nicole Brossard's chapbook, A Tilt in the Wondering, please visit Vallum's store HERE


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GOOD THINGS COME IN PAIRS - CONGRATULATIONS TO JACOB SCHEIER ON HIS NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARDS NOMINATION ! 

Vallum: Contemporary Poetry is proud to have published Jacob Scheier’s poem “Jumbo Elegy” in issue 11:2 “Speed”!

NMA winners will be announced at the gala June 5, 2015.

To see a complete list of the nominees, you can visit the National Magazine Awards website HERE.

To read Jacob Scheier's nominated poem, please visit Vallum's website HERE


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MICHAEL DENNIS REVIEWS MARY DI MICHELE'S CHAPBOOK THE MONTREAL BOOK OF THE DEAD !

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The Montreal Book Of The Dead is a sterling little treat from the ever-strong voice of Mary di Michele.”

“These poems are full of tender ghosts.”

– Michael Dennis

To read the full review and excerpts, please visit Michael Dennis’s blog “Today’s Book of Poetry” HERE.

To read more about The Vallum Chapbook Series, please visit our website HERE.


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SELECTED DIGITAL CHAPBOOKS NOW AVAILABLE!
 

download (2) 7The Montreal Book of the Dead
by Mary di Michele

A Remarkable Grey Horse
by Thurston Moore & John Kinsella

A Tilt in the Wondering
by Nicole Brossard

The Gospel of X
by Goerge Elliott Clarke

Recurring Awakening
by Franz Wright

Tramp
by Fanny Howe


Buy them online at HERE ! 

Or visit Vallum's online store HERE


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THANKS FOR COMING TO THE LAUNCH OF ISSUE 12:1 "SURRENDER" !!

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APRIL 2015 - As part of National Poetry Month, Vallum held its launch for issue 12:1 "Surrender" at the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival in Montreal! 

We would like to thank everyone who attended, and offer an extra special thank you to our featured readers: Stephanie Bolster, Jason Camlot, Jeramy Dodds, Gabe Foreman, Ilona Martonfi, and Jay Winstron Ritchie. It was a great celebration!

We look forward to Vallum's next launch of issue 12:2 "Humour" to be released this Fall. We hope to see you there! 

Stay tuned with Vallum's Blog for all Vallum related announcements!  

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FORTHCOMING COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS !

In the upcoming weeks, Vallum Society for Education in Arts & Letters (VSEAL) will be partnering with several organisations to hold our Poetry for Our Future!workshops. These workshops focus on poetry as a tool for literacyliteracy awarenessadvocacy, and healingwithin Montreal communities.

Partner organisations for upcoming workshops include, the Centre for Gender Advocacy, Christ Church Cathedral, the Native Women's Shelter of MontrealSt. Lawrence Academy Jr., and the Tyndale St. Georges Community Centre

We are also working on scheduling more workshops to take place later this year. 

If you're involved in an organisation or are an individual interested in hearing more about VSEAL's Poetry for Our Future! outreach program, please visit our website HERE. Or feel free to send us an email at outreach@vallummag.com.

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SPECIAL FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY!

donateVallum is a federally incorporated charity that promotes literacy and literacy awareness through workshops in schools, women's shelters, native shelters, youth shelters, missions, and other community organisations.

As of this year, Vallum has been approved for the Quebec government Mécénat program, which is a superb fundraising opportunity because each fully tax-deductable donation to Vallum is being matched three-to-one. For every ten dollars you donate to Vallum, thirty dollars will go toward a greater understanding of literature and literacy.

To make a donation of any amount, please visit us at CanadaHelps.org

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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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