antilang. Preview: Lisa Baird’s “When I think of him now”

Lisa Baird’s pointedly pithy poem is our final antilang. preview, meaning no. 3 is just around the corner! “When I think of him now” is the first of Lisa’s three poems in the issue.baird previewLisa Baird is a poet & a queer white settler living on Attawandaron/Mississaugas of the New Credit territory (Guelph, ON). She’d rather write poems than bios. www.lisabaird.ca.

soundbite Preview: ryan fitzpatrick’s “Why Whatever It Is Sucks”

ryan fitzpatrick is rounding out our soundbite previews, which means we’re just about ready to launch the collected volume! ryan has a second poem appearing in soundbite as well as two others in antilang., so get ready to hear and read a lot more from him.

ryan fitzpatrick lives and writes in Toronto. He is the author of two books of poetry: Fortified Castles (Talonbooks, 2014) and Fake Math (Snare, 2007).

soundbite Preview: Megan Misztal’s “Smash”

“Smash” is one of Megan’s two pieces in soundbite vol. 2. She also has a short poem, “Salt,” appearing in antilang. no. 3.

Megan Misztal is a writer with an MA degree in English Literature. She was awarded the George Johnston Poetry Prize in 2015 and has previously been published in Bywords magazine.

soundbite Preview: Carol Krause’s “The Unseen World Under my Sweater”

A Toronto-based poet and lover of caves, Carol Krause’s writing explores the gift and wound in mental disruption. Carol supports youth to make meaning of their experiences through discussion and art.

You can read more of her work in antilang. no. 3, coming soon!

soundbite Preview: Paul Meunier’s “Ionize”

Paul is a returning voice to The ALP, check out his poem “Orion” in our inaugural issue. Delight in this robot sex poem! 

Paul Meunier is an English PhD student at the University of Calgary, studying experimental poetry. Paul also has a photography background, and he explores relationships between visual art, poetry, and subject representation.