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.

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

November Flash Reveal

Our editors got caught up watching Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House and couldn't resist basing the monthly flash writing contest on that show. We gave our Patrons an image of The ALP's home-base in Saskatoon (a character home over 100 years old!) and asked them to haunt the house. Our winning submissions include an… Continue reading November Flash Reveal

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?