soundbite vol. 4 is LIVE!

Hey everyone! We know you're all eager to read the latest in our trio of themed antilang. issues—Abrupt Environments—but it's been even longer since you've had the chance to hear from us. So, we are very excited to present the long-await 4th volume of soundbite! This volume has everything we love about orality and performance. It… Continue reading soundbite vol. 4 is LIVE!

The antilang. anthology is on its way!

Good news, friends. After some minor mechanical mishaps at the printers, we've successfully produced our full run of antilang.'s annual anthology, no. 4-6! We're now in the midst of sending copies out to our amazing contributors, guest editors, and supporters on Patreon & Kickstarter. Please Note: if you live outside of Canada, the delivery of your… Continue reading The antilang. anthology is on its way!

On Privilege

The ALP and its permanent board are privileged. Personally, we are white, cis, and (mostly)able-bodied, and this allows us to move through the world in very different ways from many of our contributors or guest editors. Our privileges have also afforded us opportunities to grow our writing and editorial experiences, which in turn enable us… Continue reading On Privilege

Nimble. Prairie. Celebrations. Sarah Ens’s The World is Mostly Sky

Sarah Ens bursts onto the Canadian poetry scene with her debut collection, The World is Mostly Sky, published by Turnstone Press and launched via Zoom on May 7th. Refreshingly stark yet melodic, we shamelessly stole our first keyword “nimble” from Jeanette Lynes’s description of this collection during its launch. We hope you support Sarah by… Continue reading Nimble. Prairie. Celebrations. Sarah Ens’s The World is Mostly Sky

Intimately. Enjambed. Dualities. Conyer Clayton’s We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite

We seem to be enamored with short books bearing long titles, and Conyer Clayton’s We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite is no exception. This debut full-length collection of poetry is part of Guernica Editions’ First Poets Series and can be found on the publisher’s website or at your local independent bookseller.  Intimately. Clayton’s speaker intimately… Continue reading Intimately. Enjambed. Dualities. Conyer Clayton’s We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite

Bewitching. Feminist. Fairy Tales. Amy LeBlanc’s I know something you don’t know

Amy LeBlanc’s debut poetry collection I know something you don’t know is a short book with a long title available now for order through local bookstores or directly from the publisher (Gordon Hill Press) to be delivered to your door. We recommend you brew yourself a mug of tea (with milk, preferably) and tuck into… Continue reading Bewitching. Feminist. Fairy Tales. Amy LeBlanc’s I know something you don’t know

On Kickstarter: We Made It!

This last month has been a whirlwind for just about everyone on the planet. In addition to dealing with the pandemic, changes to work situations, and social distancing, we at The ALP spent March running our first Kickstarter campaign. And we are thrilled to announce that because of our generous community that shared our posts… Continue reading On Kickstarter: We Made It!

Surreal. Referential. Vignettes. Andriana Minou’s The Fabulous Dead

"Along with the reference to famous people, every vignette in this collection also refers to food or drink. The dead, it seems, revel in coffee and sauerkraut, ice cream and whiskey, much like the living. The Skyscraper Queen herself indulges in lists of food until it seems she would burst. Food and drinks are sensuously described, but the consumption of them is the key element tying these stories together. The characters consume foods and drinks the way the Skyscraper Queen consumes their stories and identities (and, perhaps, the way readers consume details of the lives of famous celebrities)."