NEW ISSUE! - Vallum 13:1 is available now!

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 video poems, such as "The Outsider" by Meredith Darling (a.k.a. Maxence Yaëlle)! WATCH IT HERE! Also in this issue, you'll find the exclusive audio interview with Montreal's Metatron Press, and additional poems by Bill Howell, Brent Raycroft, Joan Crate, Henry Kronk, Robert Martin Evans, kevin martins mcpherson eckhoff, and MORE!

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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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - 13:2 "THE WILD"!

The wild is both outside us and inside us. The wild can take many forms. It is the unknown, the feared. It can be a landscape, or even the wild of the mind. It can be celebrated, or thought of in terms of a taboo, or a trap. How do you interpret "The Wild," what does it bring out in you? What forms are still wild? 

Send us your "wildest" poems!

DEADLINE: May 15, 2016


For more guidelines, see SUBMISSIONS.

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VALLUM ALSO ACCEPTING AUDIO AND VIDEO SUBMISSIONS ! 

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Vallum
 is always enhancing its digital editions to include even more audio and video content. If you have poemsinterviews, or other poetry-related work that you think stands alone without the accompaniment of the printed word, Vallum’s digital editions could be just the place for them!

Submission guidelines can be found HERE.

Download Vallum's FREE APP and FREE SAMPLE EDITION for your tablet, kindle or smartphone  through  PocketMags OR iTunes.

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CALL FOR CHAPBOOK MANUSCRIPTS !
*NEW* THE VALLUM CHAPBOOK AWARD !

Vallum is now accepting original and previously unpublished chapbook submissions for its NEW ANNUAL CONTEST the Vallum Chapbook Award 2016.

DEADLINE MARCH 31, 2016 (postmarked)
 

1st Prize: publication + $125 (selections from the chapbook will also appear in the print and digital magazine)

Vallum Chapbook Series authors include: Nicole BrossardGeorge Elliott Clarke, Franz WrightFanny HoweJohn Kinsella, and more! 

For contest details, please visit our website HERE.

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SAVE THE DATE, MONTREAL !
MAGAZINE & CHAPBOOK LAUCNH !

Vallum 13:1 "Open Theme" & Veinte  by Vincent Pagé

Monday, April 11th
THE BRASS DOOR PUB
(2171 Crescent, Montreal)
Doors: 7:30pm 
FREE ADMISSION 


THE EVENING'S READERS: 
Vincent Pagé, Jan Conn, Brent Raycroft, Ruth Roach Pierson, K. T. Billey, Henry Kronk, Peter Richardson, Adam Lawrence, Jan Jorgensen, Blaine Marchand, Josh Stewart, Robert Martin Evans, and Meredith Darling (Maxence Yaëlle)!

Hosted by Brad MacDonald, a Montreal comedian who recently appeared in JFL's Zoofest and who recently decided that he and Emily Dickinson are meant to be together forever.

To join the event on Facebook, please go HERE

If you can't make it to the launch, but would like to buy a copy of Vallum magazine or Vincent 
Pagé's chapbook, please visit Vallum's online store HERE
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STILL HOT OFF THE PRESS - VINCENT PAGÉ & DON MCKAY CHAPBOOKS ! 

Larix, by Don McKay, is a masterful portrayal of the stirrings of the natural world. Away from bustling cityscapes, the beauty of nature is captured with precise and immediate sensitivity, which transposes the reader into the wood landscapes that are envisioned. In the poem "Lurch," McKay asks: “Who can sing the mystery of what actually occurs?” Without question, he can, bringing us to a deeper communion with what it means to breathe with the living. 

Veinte, by Vincent Pagé, is an inspired re-visioning of Pablo Neruda’s 1969  book, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair—a re-organization of content to form new, incisive poems. Pagé writes with a strong energy boosted by Neruda’s backdrop, and creates a nostalgic collection of poems reflecting love’s passages. A powerful voice, addictive in its sincerity.

Limited Editions.

Available in PRINT and DIGITAL. Order yours now HERE

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*NEW* SUBSCRIBE TO VALLUM'S CHAPBOOK SERIES ! 

Vallum has been publishing chapbooks since 2005. Some of the most renowned poets have been published as part of the Vallum Chapbook Series, including, Nicole Brossard, George Elliott Clarke, Franz Wright, Fanny Howe, John Kinsella, and more!

NOW you can SUBSCRIBE in PRINT or DIGITAL!

Vist our online store  HERE for details.

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COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS !

Vallum Society for Education in Arts & Letters (VSEAL) continues to partner with several organisations to hold our Poetry for Our Future! workshops. These workshops focus on poetry as a tool for literacyliteracy awarenessadvocacy, and healing within Montreal communities.

Partner organisations for workshops include, the Centre for Gender AdvocacyChrist Church Cathedral, the Native Women's Shelter of MontrealSt. Lawrence Academy Jr.Tyndale St. Georges Community Centre, and the Boys and Girls Club Lasalle

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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