Vallum: Contemporary Poetry
Just caught this issue of Vallum featuring two of my poems, “Billboard Seen as Portal” and “The Workmen Clamour Below” in my local Chapters.
Vallum has blown me away with its quality publication, and it’s incredible to see my name printed alongside others like Nathaniel G. Moore, John Barton and Moez Surani. Poets, submit!
Nothing thrills me more than being part of the first issue of a publication. Plenitude Magazine was awesome enough to take two of my pieces: “Two Variations on the Theme of Envy” and “First-World Lakeshore Sunday”.
Check out this new publication out of Victoria, B.C. by the intrepid Andrea Routley. Even better, subscribe!
I’m thrilled to have my short story “From the Lookout there are Trees” as part of Rosewood Publishing’s upcoming anthology of political fiction Everything is So Political (2013).
This story was inspired by my second trip to Burma and holds inside it several of my most vivid memories. It’s also nice to share the stage with the other writers who will be included in the anthology.
Thanks to Rosewood Publishing!
Jaclyn Locke – Plaid Magazine
With a commitment to clean, crisp images that speak back to photographic masters such as Steven Meisel and Mario Testino, Toronto-based photographer Jaclyn Locke has proven with her stunning portfolio that, in the words of Matt Hardy, “seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.”
Check out my interview with Jaclyn in Plaid Magazine.
Rob Szeliga and Matthew R. Loney
Friend and fellow artist, RSzeliga, took a poem we recorded during our days in the Japanese countryside and transformed it with his magic into something far more interesting. This kind of project confirms the merit of collaboration.
Check out Dr. Said’s Holiday Message
"Soft Coral, Sinking Pearl" - Asian Cha
I’ve always been interested in the way backpackers engage with the cultures they’re traveling in. The incredible Hong Kong-based literary magazine, Asian Cha, has kindly published my story “Soft Coral, Sinking Pearl” from my collection That Savage Water. In this story, Myaing, a Burmese refugee, finds work cleaning travelers’ huts on a beach in Thailand while she confronts the pressure of living in a new land populated by strangeness in the moments before a powerful tsunami.
(Photo credit: Kimberley Mok – also published in this edition of Cha)
Plaid Magazine - Sunny Fong
Want a lesson on how to make a name for yourself in the Canadian Arts and Design scene? Check out my interview with Sunny Fong, head designer and creator of VAWK and VAWKKIN, for Plaid Magazine.
Short story writers could take a few points from the fashion industry on how to put a collection together. Check out my interview with Sarah Shell of 442McAdam for Plaid Magazine!
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
“Soft Coral, Sinking Pearl” will be published in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal in the next few weeks.
Check back soon for a link.
Maple Tree Literary Supplement
Combining memory with the art of ekphrasis, E. Alex Pierce gives her take on the human voice in her debut collection Vox Humana. Check out my monthly poetry review at the Maple Tree Literary Supplement.