Issue 2.1 Launch Party

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Cover art, “I Want You Back” by Lorette C. Luzajic.

It’s beautiful outside and you know what that means… we’re working on a new issue of untethered! We’re SO excited to share with you the amazing new work we’ve received!

This issue will feature:
》the winners of our very first poetry contest, Sara-Jane Gloutnez, Trevor Steven Abes, and JM Francheteau
》the outrageously awesome artwork of Lorette C. Luzajic
》fabulous new writing by our amazing contributors

Supermarket Restaurant and Bar, 268 Augusta Avenue in Kensington

Wednesday, July 29th – 7pm to 10pm

What to expect
》readings from our fabulous contributors
》raffle prizes donated from some amazing places around the city
》cash bar
》FOOD (this place has some seriously awesome food)
》copies of our new issue!
》and maybe something else, maybe we have a little surprise we’re working on, who knows…

untethered’s Very First Poetry Contest WINNERS Announced!

After weeks of deliberation…

We’re thrilled to present untethered’s Very First Poetry Contest WINNERS as chosen by our judge, George Elliott Clarke, as well as some of his thoughts on the winning poems:

FIRST PLACE $200 Grand Prize: “Jared and Luann Part 2” by Sara-Jane Gloutnez

“I like the flow of the sensual/sensuous imagery and the evocation of a magic-realist world that is more organic than imaginary.” 

FIRST RUNNER-UP: “Oh, Just Browsing” by Trevor Abes

“This poem combines satirical sass with a pretty realistic depiction of a hospital gift-shop, and the ending is superb.” 

SECOND RUNNER-UP: “From Detroit” by JM Francheteau

“This poem has rich, urban imagery to die for. It’s spellbinding in its Gothic mood.”

We again want to thank all the poets who submitted to our very first contest and made it a success! We loved every poem on the shortlist and agree that George has picked the three most powerful and affecting poems of them all.

Check back soon for a sneak peek of the poems by the runners-up!

Come on out to the launch of issue 2.1 (date July TBD) to hear some of the winning poets read their work, and of course you can get these amazing poems in print by picking up a copy of the new issue when it comes out!



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