soundbite Preview: Andriana Minou’s “Lake Labyrinth”

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”

December Contest Winner: Taylor Skaalrud’s Holiday Ode

I can still remember as the embers – like the stars wrapping ‘round the globe – faded last December. We were made together, in November, and I’m reminded of you by the wind; its seasonal scent carrying you back to me with hints of nutmeg, vanilla, and cinnamon; its chill bites me like you did… Continue reading December Contest Winner: Taylor Skaalrud’s Holiday Ode

November Contest Winner: Taylor Skaalrud’s Haunting Poem

They can’t see what I see beneath me; marooned & timbered stories. The sea of history resurfaces, It, Trauma creaks and seeps and seeks its ghost. It finds familiar feelings. Wound in the wound it writhes with time’s tithes – the tides; the black-bile-mould that festers beneath floorboards that pours forth from holes in the… Continue reading November Contest Winner: Taylor Skaalrud’s Haunting Poem

Why Write?

Turn on any news program or open any social media app and the world comes in. And you realise, that right now, the world is ugly. Fascism dominates, and with it all the ugly -isms and -phobias that generate and feed on hate. When people aren't killing or hurting each other, they're destroying the planet.… Continue reading Why Write?

Record Snowfall in Calgary; Or, Why Not Stay in and Read?

If you're in the Calgary area, as one of our illustrious editors and many of our wonderful contributors are, then you know all about the record snowfall we got over the last two days! Is a tough day of shoveling getting you down, or are you tougher than the weather? Either way, why not take… Continue reading Record Snowfall in Calgary; Or, Why Not Stay in and Read?

soundbite Preview: Lissa McFarland’s “09.13.17”

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”

antilang. Preview: Kevin Stebner’s “Oilspill”

While our mandate says we like: good. short. writing., we're also interested in genre-defying/blurring work that avoids easy categorisation. This constraint-based-visual poem is one of the most different pieces in our second issue and the closest we have come to printing visual art. Now that you've read his project description, head over to antilang. no.… Continue reading antilang. Preview: Kevin Stebner’s “Oilspill”

soundbite Preview: Zelda Baiano’s “Unchained Melody”

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”