Adrienne Adams is a poet, artist and curator dedicated to inter-sectional space. She curates Woolf’s Voices (aka Virginia); joking it’s excuse to howl in public. Published in FreeFall, Wax and forthcoming anthologies. @adamsel.adams
Melinda Khalif studies English Literature at McGill University. She was born in Lebanon and lived in the UK before immigrating to Canada with her family. She has two other poems appearing in antilang. no. 3.
Sarah Varnam is a queer, disabled, and neurodivergent Toronto-based writer, artist, and editor, as well as the founder of The Quilliad Press. They have two parrots and worry too much.
Emily Campbell lives on Treaty Six territory. She runs a bi-weekly writing group and her work has appeared in two anthologies, Let’s Fly Away and The Bolo Tie Collective Vol. 3. She has two other poems appearing in antilang. no. 3.
We thought we’d start our antilang. no. 3 previews with one of the issue’s shortest pieces. A dual citizen of Canada and the USA, Miles lives with his family in Bellingham, Washington, where he works the graveyard shift at a non-profit housing facility.
Melinda Jane – The Poet Mj’s “Kit” is a structurally unique piece in antilang., a micro-novel written in verse. Jump to page 25 of the new issue and see the full arc unfold.Melinda Jane – The Poet Mj: writer, spoken word artist with explorations in soundscapes, improv music in the performing arts. Poems in Thirty West Publishing, The Mozzie, Rambutan, and more.
Jessica Mehta’s poem “Savagery” opens antilang. no. 2 and sets the bold, political, and powerful tone that many of our emergent contributors carry on throughout the issue. Read her other poem, “Orygun,” and the rest of the issue by clicking the excerpt below.Jessica Mehta is a multi-award-winning poet, storyteller, and author of 13 books. She’s a member of the Cherokee Nation and has been awarded numerous poet-in-residency positions around the world. Currently, she is a Halcyon Art Labs fellow and working on her PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Exeter. Her next poetry collection, Savagery, is forthcoming with Airlie Press in 2019.