Get-to-know-the-Contributors: Weyman

Weyman & Jordan have sifted through stacks of pointedly non-experimental literature together while sipping whiskey from snifters in Sunnyside.

Weyman Chan is a poet. As such, Jordan knows him as well as anyone can know a poet, that is, spectrally—through a haunted haze of words. Weyman is the poetry editor at filling Station, Canada’s experimental literary magazine, where Jordan is the outgoing fiction editor, and so they have sifted through stacks of pointedly non-experimental literature together while sipping whiskey from snifters in Sunnyside (Weyman often comments on the sound of poetry, hence this meek homage).

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Weyman’s fifth book of poetry, Human Tissue—a primer for Not Knowing— was published in 2015 by Talonbooks. His poetry is complex and defamiliarising, seemingly abstract on the surface, yet grounded in contemporary issues and discourses. You can find three new poems by Weyman in the inaugural issue of antilang.

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