soundbite Preview: ryan fitzpatrick’s “Why Whatever It Is Sucks”

ryan fitzpatrick is rounding out our soundbite previews, which means we’re just about ready to launch the collected volume! ryan has a second poem appearing in soundbite as well as two others in antilang., so get ready to hear and read a lot more from him.

ryan fitzpatrick lives and writes in Toronto. He is the author of two books of poetry: Fortified Castles (Talonbooks, 2014) and Fake Math (Snare, 2007).

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: 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 and his debut poetry collection, On High, was just released. Check it out and then give his piece in soundbite a listen by clicking the image below!

Surkan

soundbite Preview: Nathan Dueck’s “Kapowieeee”

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As soon as we read the opening line to Nathan Dueck’s onomatopoeic poem “Kapowieeee” we knew we had to accelerate our plans to publish soundbite as an audio counterpart to antilang.

Dueck’s quirky narrative—a comic book-esque fist fight stripped of all but the sound effects—is the first piece for which we requested an audio recording, so it’s fitting that we start our soundbite previews with this poem. You can listen to it using the tool bar below (and if you listen closely, you can hear the fight itself in the background). Get ready to hear it as part of the full issue on September 5th!