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

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

“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

Read antilang. no. 5 – Pithy Politics

Our latest themed issue of antilang. - Pithy Politics - is now live! Huge kudos to Igpy Kin & Kaitlyn Purcell who guest-edited the issue and, of course, thank you to everyone who submitted their work! You can read the issue right here, and on any device via Issuu. https://issuu.com/antilangmag/docs/antilang._no._5

April / May Contest Winner: Erin Emily Ann Vance’s “Whiskers”

Between classes I haunted vault of the University of Calgary archives where I worked as a grad student. I lingered, always, by the first editions of Plath and Sexton. Like a good luck charm I’d run my finger along the tip of a badger's whisker that Ted Hughes taped into a hand-stitched chapbook shelved next… Continue reading April / May Contest Winner: Erin Emily Ann Vance’s “Whiskers”

Read antilang. no. 4: Succinct Speculations

Have you heard that we launched antilang. no. 4 - Succinct Speculations?! Check out all new writing from 20 contributors and let us know what you think! Inside you'll find hexes and shape-shifters, mermen and cyborgs, curses and extreme virtual reality, and much more. https://issuu.com/antilangmag/docs/antilang._no._4_in-prog

soundbite Preview: “Medusa” by Avery Isbrucker

One of her three poems focused on Ancient Greek figures in soundbite vol. 3, Avery Isbrucker's "Medusa" will lure you in with alliteration and half-rhyme. Avery is a Gemini born in the year of the rat who finds astrology a little too poetic for her own good. She is a neurodivergent, queer Canadian woman living on… Continue reading soundbite Preview: “Medusa” by Avery Isbrucker