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

antilang. no. 6 Cover Reveal!

We are so excited to reveal the cover for antilang. no. 6 - Abrupt Environments! The issue, which we hope to launch by the end of the month, features a double-exposed photograph by Victoria Braun. Victoria shared some insight into her creative process as well as the story behind this particular piece: I approach photography… Continue reading antilang. no. 6 Cover Reveal!

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!

Get to Know the Editor: Jesse Holth’s “Retching Dead Fish,” “Warning,” and “Iron and Salt”

Submissions to antilang. no. 6: Abrupt Environments are now CLOSED! So while we wait for the issue to come together, we thought we'd share three recent publications by our guest editor, Jesse Holth. First, from Canthius issue 7, is Jesse's poem "Retching Dead Fish" which you can read in this post or find in the… Continue reading Get to Know the Editor: Jesse Holth’s “Retching Dead Fish,” “Warning,” and “Iron and Salt”

On Reflections at the End of the Decade

With everyone off work and school for the holidays and the beginning of a new year—and new decade!—a lot of people have been posting about their wins for the previous year or ten years. And that’s awesome! For us at The ALP, we are super excited that we just launched antilang. no. 5: Pithy Politics… Continue reading On Reflections at the End of the Decade

Floating. Poetic. Grief. Kaitlyn Purcell’s ʔbédayine

For our second Good Short Review we took a look at Kaitlyn Purcell’s ʔbédayine, and not just because she was our guest editor for antilang. no. 5. ʔbédayine truly encompasses our mandate at The ALP for Good. Short. Writing. as it comes in at a tight 88 pages and is the 2018 winner of the… Continue reading Floating. Poetic. Grief. Kaitlyn Purcell’s ʔbédayine

Guest Editor Reveal: Jesse Holth

Hello, all! My name is Jesse and I’m a writer, editor, and poet living on Lekwungen/Songhees and WSÁNEĆ land. I am so excited to be guest editing this issue of antilang. on Abrupt Environments. I have degrees in English Literature and Anthropology, and you can find my writing in dozens of Canadian and U.S. publications.… Continue reading Guest Editor Reveal: Jesse Holth

“Abrupt Environments” Open for Submissions

The theme for antilang. no. 6 is “Abrupt Environments,” a topic that is particularly salient in recent months, tightly intertwined with our previous issue - Pithy Politics, and universally relevant in the anthropocene. For this issue we look forward to eco-critical submissions, but also submissions that test the boundaries of what constitutes an ‘environment’ (particularly an… Continue reading “Abrupt Environments” Open for Submissions

Mothering. Gothic. Obituaries. Erin Emily Ann Vance’s Advice for Taxidermists & Amateur Beekeepers

We are very excited that our first review of good short writing is of two-time antilanger Erin Emily Ann Vance’s debut novel(la), Advice for Taxidermists & Amateur Beekeepers. Mothering. In this story surrounding the mysterious death of Margot Morris, her two daughters, and unborn baby, Vance’s writing explores the roles, rituals, and relationships of the mother… Continue reading Mothering. Gothic. Obituaries. Erin Emily Ann Vance’s Advice for Taxidermists & Amateur Beekeepers