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!

Surreal Referential Vignettes: Review of 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)."

On Kickstarter: One Week Left!

Hello antilangers! This is it‒the final push for our Kickstarter. We apologise for not updating as regularly about our progress, but have you heard what’s happening around the world? With COVID-19 impacting us all, especially with new-found financial hardships, we hate having to ask for your donations. In a perfect world, we would all have… Continue reading On Kickstarter: One Week Left!

Editor’s Reflection: Jesse Holth on Abrupt Environments

As each of the 3 themed issues that will appear in this print anthology featured guest editors, we thought it would be insightful to have their share their thoughts on the process of team editing, on The ALP's publishing philosophies, and on their favorite parts of the issues they helped curate. So in that spirit,… Continue reading Editor’s Reflection: Jesse Holth on Abrupt Environments

On Supporting The ALP: Kickstarter Rewards

First off, huge kudos to our patrons on Patreon! Your ongoing support has helped us pay dozens of contributors who opted in for a cash payment while also keeping our website alive. Second, kudos to the 10 early adopters who have already pushed us more than a quarter of the way to our Kickstarter campaign… Continue reading On Supporting The ALP: Kickstarter Rewards

Familiar. Earthy. Quiet. Frances Boyle’s This White Nest

Our third review dives into France Boyle's second poetry collection, This White Nest. Boyle's poems have appeared in antilang. no. 3 as well as no. 4 - Succinct Speculations. Her work captures a sense of familiar, earthy quiet. Familiar This White Nest draws on images familiar in two senses: they are commonplace, yet instill a strong sense… Continue reading Familiar. Earthy. Quiet. Frances Boyle’s This White Nest