"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.
Luke Kernan is a Ph.D. student at the University of Victoria. His research involves psychosis narratives and how to translate these sensory, trance-like experiences into a comics-poetry volume.
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!
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.
T. A. Hunchak is a writer and poet from Edmonton, Alberta. She enjoys studying languages living and dead and exploiting her library job to indoctrinate children with fantasy literature.
We're almost ready to launch antilang. no. 3 and soundbite vol. 2, which means it's time for some previews! Andriana Minou is one of only a few international contributors this time around, but her intense blend of spoken word poetry and rhythmic vocals makes her piece "Lake Labyrinth" the perfect first pick for our winter… Continue reading soundbite Preview: Andriana Minou’s “Lake Labyrinth”
In competition for the shortest piece in soundbite vol. 1, Lissa McFarland reads her poem about raking leaves (something a lot of us can relate to this season, as long as the snow holds off). You can find her other poem "05.02.18" about spring flowers in soundbite and her creative non-fiction/prose-poem "04.26.17" on page 64… Continue reading soundbite Preview: Lissa McFarland’s “09.13.17”
Zelda Baiano was, we're proud to say, our very first fan--the first person who isn't a personal friend or family member to really take notice and give us lots of virtual love on social media. So we're equally proud to publish this emerging Canadian poet with "Unchained Melody" in soundbite (she also has another poem,… Continue reading soundbite Preview: Zelda Baiano’s “Unchained Melody”
We know we've already launched the volume, but we can't resist spotlighting Danica Lorer's "Regret." This fishy flash fic will delight and leave you with none of what the title's promises! Click the excerpt below to hear her piece, and why not listen to the rest of the volume while you're there? Her story opens… Continue reading soundbite Preview: Danica Lorer’s “Regret”
You aren't out of the woods yet; we've got a few more previews for you now that antilang. no. 2 and soundbite vol. 1 are out! Neil Surkan's "A Walk" engages with the thingness of things and the spaces they occupy, both in our world and our memories. He is one of two soundbite-exclusive contributors… Continue reading soundbite Preview: Neil Surkan’s “A Walk”