This year I’ve been putting together the Queer issue of Vancouver-based literary journal Poetry Is Dead. The issue will be out mid-September and will feature poetry, prose, visual art, essays and reviews by and for Queer Canadian artists. You can get a copy by subscribing to Poetry Is Dead here — you will also be supporting an amazing poetry journal that supports emerging artists across Canada. Just $12 for a year!
We’re participating in a few events around Vancouver. Contributors to our Queer issue will be reading from their work.
MagScene — At MagScene on Main our writers Adrienne Gruber and Meg Torwl will be reading with four writers from PRISM and the Wolf Mountain Writing Collective at Feeling It Out: Emerging Poets Write the Body. It’s on Friday August 17th (that’s tomorrow!) at 221A from 6:30-8. All details are here.
Word On The Street — At the Vancouver Word On The Street festival, I’ll be hosting a reading showcasing 6 of our contributors — Jen Currin, Antonette Rae, Lydia Kwa, Leah Horlick, Kierst Wade and Ben Rawluk. It’s on Sunday September 30th at the Magazine Life Tent at 1 PM. All events are located in and around the Vancouver Public Library central branch in downtown Vancouver. The complete festival schedule is here.
We’ve also started blogging about the issue over on the Poetry Is Dead website. You can read my first post, about finding Queer literary content on the web, here. We’ll start posting our series of interviews with our contributors soon!
More to come.