Vol. 12 Contributor Spotlight: Taidgh Lynch

Meet Taidgh Lynch! Taidgh’s poems, “Brother in Wetsuit,” “Robin,” and “What’s Your Garden Like, Brother?”, will be featured in our upcoming poetry special issue, vol. 12.

How Taidgh describes these poems in 12 words or less:
“I see you, brother, between ocean and sky – swimmer, gardener, robin”

Taidgh Lynch is a poet from Killarney, Ireland who lives in Saskatoon with his partner and child. His poetry has appeared in The Waxed Lemon, Drawn to the Light Press, Prairie Fire and elsewhere. His poetry chapbook, First Lift Here, was published with JackPine Press in 2019. Find him on Twitter: @taidghlynch.

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Vol. 12 Contributor Spotlight: Wren Jones

Meet Wren Jones! Wren’s poem, “Circling,” will be featured in our upcoming special poetry issue, vol. 12.

How Wren describes this poem in 12 words or less:
“A 70s dinner tale with wolves, heroes and red Jello”

Wren Jones is a writer and outdoor enthusiast, likely walking the ravines of Toronto right now. She obtained her BA and B.Ed from York University and is now studying writing at Simon Fraser University. Her young adult novel, The Real Dealio, was a finalist in the 2021 CANSCAIP National Writing for Children Contest. Several of her pieces are published or forthcoming in The Embrace of Dawn, PS I Love You and Drunk Monkeys.

 

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Vol. 12 Contributor Spotlight: Sheri Doyle

Meet Sheri Doyle! Sheri’s poems, “a dream” and “house fire,” will be featured in our upcoming poetry special issue, vol. 12.

How Sheri describes “a dream” in 12 words or less:
“my mother / rides a bicycle backwards . . . I steady her seat with my hand”

How Sheri describes “house fire” in 12 words or less:
“once when my house was on fire / I saw my face upside down”

Sheri Doyle (she/her) is a poet, writer and editor who has worked in the publishing industry for the last two decades. Her work has appeared in magazines, newspapers and book format through both trade and educational publishers. Sheri’s poems have appeared most recently in The Antigonish Review and the Rhapsody anthology. Her first chapbook is forthcoming with Vocamus Press.

 

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Vol. 12 Contributor Spotlight: Vera Hadzic

Meet Vera Hadzic! Vera’s poem, “Small Lizard Cathedral,” will be featured in our upcoming poetry special issue, vol. 12.

How Vera describes this poem in 12 words or less:
“A place of worship, where faith is reptilian, unsettled, and rooted deep.”

Vera Hadzic (she/her) is a writer from Ottawa, Ontario and is currently studying English and history at the University of Ottawa. Recently, her work has appeared in Minola Review, Hexagon Magazine, Idle Ink, Okay Donkey Magazine and elsewhere. She can be found on Twitter @HadzicVera or through her website, www.verahadzic.com.

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Vol. 12 Contributor Spotlight: Tea Gerbeza

Meet Tea Gerbeza! Our upcoming poetry special issue, vol. 12, will feature an excerpt from Tea’s long poem How I Bend Into More

How Tea describes this excerpt, entitled ( 3PM ), in 12 words or less:
“A curved movement around a cut line and a question: what spills from my parenthetical?”

Tea Gerbeza (she/her) is a disabled and neurodivergent queer poet, writer and multimedia artist creating in Treaty 4 territory (Regina, Saskatchewan). Tea holds an MFA in Writing from the University of Saskatchewan and an MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Regina. Tea’s most recent work appears or is forthcoming in The Literary Review of Canada, Contemporary Verse 2, Release Any Words Stuck Inside You III and Room. Her two corgis, Tonks and Ghost, bark their reminders to have a snack and keep her feet warm as she writes. Find out more on teagerbeza.com.

 

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Vol. 12 Contributor Spotlight: Kate Marshall Flaherty

Meet Kate Marshall Flaherty! Kate’s poem, “White on Green,” will be featured in our upcoming poetry special issue, vol. 12!

How Kate describes this poem in 12 words or less:
“Strange spots on a maple leaf—witness, meditation, metaphor, and then?”

Kate Marshall Flaherty was shortlisted for the Mitchell Poetry Prize 2021, Arc’s Poem of the Year 2019 and the Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Prize 2018. She has published five books of poetry and has been published in numerous Canadian and international journals such as Contemporary Verse 2, Vallum, Grain, Room, Trinity Review, The Literary Review of Canada and American Academy of Poets. She writes spontaneous “Poems Of the Extraordinary Moment” (P.O.E.M.s) for charity, in person and online, and guides StillPoint Writing and Poetry Editing Circles online. See her performance poetry online at https://katemarshallflaherty.ca.   

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Vol. 12 Contributor Spotlight: Rosa Fernandez

Meet Rosa Fernandez! Rosa’s poem, “Red yellow red yellow blue,” will be featured in our upcoming poetry special issue, vol. 12!

How Rosa describes this poem in 12 words or less:
“Colour theory as applied to relationships”

Rosa Fernandez is a writer, slam-winning performance poet and freelance editor from Burton-on-Trent in the U.K. Midlands. She studied English at Goldsmiths, University of London, has worked for various publishing houses, and enjoys wearing jaunty hats. She has performed at Glastonbury and was once nearly a pop star. She is still working on her novel.

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Vol. 12 Contributor Spotlight: Guy Elston

Meet Guy Elston! Guy’s poems, “Yours to Discover” and “Before We Forget (To Make the Best of It),” will be featured in our upcoming poetry special issue, vol. 12.

How Guy describes these poems in 12 words or less:
“Archaeology on the 8th floor, love & Instagram, the temptation of David Ruffin”

Guy Elston is a British language teacher and poet who lives in Toronto. His poetry has been included by The Moth, Anthropocene, Ink Sweat & Tears, The Honest Ulsterman and other journals on both sides of the Atlantic. Twitter: @guy_elston.

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Vol. 12 Contributor Spotlight: Lana Crossman

Meet Lana Crossman! Lana’s poem, “A-Beta (Amyloid beta),” will be featured in our poetry special issue, vol. 12!

How Lana describes this poem in 12 words or less:
“Fibres tangle, plaques accumulate, memories leave you floating heavier than air”

Lana Crossman grew up in rural New Brunswick and now lives in Ottawa, Ontario. Her debut chapbook, Buoyant, at last, will be published by Rose Garden Press in fall 2022. Lana’s poetry has been published in FEED, FERAL, flo., The Light Ekphrastic, Bywords, G U E S T and Apt613. She won Carleton University’s Lilian I. Found Award for Poetry in 2020 and was on the shortlist for the John Newlove Poetry Award in 2018.

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Order Vol. 12 Poetry Special Issue Now

Hello lovely humans! Spring has finally arrived and soon so will our new issue!

We are very pleased to announce that we are officially accepting orders of our limited-run Vol. 12, Poetry Special Issue. Cover price for this issue is $18, but we are offering it at at discounted rate of $15 (shipping included) to any early-bird purchasers who order their copy before June 8th!


This Poetry Special Issue includes new work from Khaloud Al-Muttalibi, T.  Best, McKenna James Boeckner, Kayleigh Cline, Lana Crossman, Sheri Doyle, Guy Elston, Rosa Fernandez, Kate Marshall Flaherty, Tea Gerbeza, Vera Hadzic, Wren Jones, Taidgh Lynch, S. Mahamud, Andrea Margaret Martineau, Jill Michelle, Pauline Peters, Lauren Prousky, Michael Russell, Dawn Steiner, Matthew Walsh, Fran Westwood, Toast Wong and Christine Wu.

Cover Art by Maia Stark


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