NEW ISSUE! - Vallum 13:2 "THE WILD" is
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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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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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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?
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This workshop will ask participants to use markers to cross out words on sheets of newspaper. The words left over become the poem. This activity illustrates James Tate's remark: "Poetry is everywhere; it just needs editing." The workshop welcomes aspiring writers from different age groups!
Greg Santos is the author of two full-length books and two chapbooks. His work has appeared in The Walrus, Geist, McSweeney's and more. Santos teaches creating writing to at-risk youth and students of all ages. He is the poetry editor for carte blanche and lives in Montreal with his family.
DON MCKAY & JERAMY DODD'S AT CONCORDIA'S WRITERS READ !
Vallum poets Don McKay and Jeramy Dodds will share their work at Writers Read, an ongoing reading series organized by Concordia University's Creative Writing department. The event will take place Friday, October 7th, 2pm, in room MB 2.130, 1450 Rue Guy.
Copies of Don McKay's limited edition chapbook, Larix, released from Vallum's chapbook press in 2015, will be available for sale.
Click HERE to watch videos of McKay and Dodds reading their poetry, as well as for more information about the event.
VALLUM'S CHAPBOOK AWARD WINNER !
Congratulations to YUSUF SAADI on winning this year's Vallum Chapbook Award for his manuscript, Sonnets on a Night without Love!
YUSUF SAADI’s writing has appeared in magazines including The Malahat Review, Grain, Prairie Fire, PRISM, and Vallum. He also won The Malahat Review’s 2016 Far Horizons Poetry Award. He recently completed his MA at the University of Victoria.
The editors would also like to congratulate those who were longlisted for this year's prize, and thank EVERYONE who submitted! There were many strong and wonderful manuscripts in the running.
JANET HEPBURN, The Bruce
DAVID HASKINS, Intihuatana
JOSHUA LEVY, The Loudest Sound I Ever Heard
ROD PEDERSON, words for what happens
LINDA EVE DIAMOND, About the Elephant
Stay tuned for Yusuf Saadi's chapbook publication date!
SUBSCRIBE TO VALLUM'S CHAPBOOK SERIES !
In conjunction with the announcement of Vallum's Chapbook Award winner, we'd also like to remind you that it's now possible to subscribe to Vallum's Chapbook Series.
This year, Vallum will be publishing the Vallum Chapbook Award winning manuscript, Sonnets on a Night without Love, by Yusuf Saadi, alongside String Practice by Jan Zwicky!
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.
VALLUM'S BLOG !
This is just 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!
This June, Vallum parnterned with Hands on Media Education to deliver poetry and media literacy workshops at the Boys and Girls Club of Lasalle.
Eleven teenagers worked with Vallumpoems ("Political Poem" by Stuart Ross, "Modesty" by Lorna Crozier, and "From the Underground" by Julie Eliopoulos) to create lovely stop-animations. We'll be posting these on our website in the coming weeks!
Vallum's 2016 outreach programming includes additional workshops with Montreal elementary schools and CEGEPs, the Centre for Gender Advocacy, Chez Doris - a Montreal women's abuse shelter, the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal, Christ Church Cathedral, QPIRG - The Quebec Public Interest Research Group, Word on the Street Festival, among other community organisations.
If you are curious to know more about our Poetry for Our Future! outreach program, please visit our website HERE! Or if hosting a workshop at your community organisation is something that interests you, please do not hestiate to contact us!
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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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