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: 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”

soundbite Preview: Danica Lorer’s “Regret”

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”

antilang. Preview: Jessica Mehta’s “Savagery”

Jessica Mehta's poem "Savagery" opens antilang. no. 2 and sets the bold, political, and powerful tone that many of our emergent contributors carry on throughout the issue. Read her other poem, "Orygun," and the rest of the issue by clicking the excerpt below.Jessica Mehta is a multi-award-winning poet, storyteller, and author of 13 books. She’s a… Continue reading antilang. Preview: Jessica Mehta’s “Savagery”

soundbite Preview: Neil Surkan’s “A Walk”

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”