Joel W. Vaughan

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Chapbook Review — PSL: Poetry is Our Second Language

Category: Issue 76, Joel W. Vaughan, News, Reviews

PSL: Poetry is Our Second Language Chapbook, 15 Workshop Participants, 25 pgs, Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts + Culture, kapisanancentre.com, $5 Formatted as a five-week workshop, the Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts + Culture led 15 young poets through the fundamentals of traditional and contemporary Filipino poetry. The result — “PSL: Poetry is Our Second […]

Litzine Review — Subliminal White Trash: Neglected Writings

Subliminal White Trash: Neglected Writings Litzine, Kevin C. Pearce, 3 pgs, subliminalwhitetrash.blogspot.com, price not listed Pearce attacks these three copy-sized pages with surprising variety: “Neglected writings” contains three pieces of flash-fiction, 21 proverbs, and seven scenes of dialogue — which he calls “comedy skits.” The zine throws everything at the wall, no matter how absurd […]

Zine Review: 10 Poems

10 Poems Chapbook, Christian Bök, 16 pgs, above/ground press, www.abovegroundpress.blogspot.ca, $4 Christian Bök has become, since the popularity and critical success of his 2001 Eunoia, something of a (divisive) house-hold name in Canadian poetry. It is likely that anyone already familiar with his work has a strong opinion on it, and it is equally likely […]

Home Zine — Issue Three: People

  Home Zine — Issue Three: People Art/Lit. Zine, Tallulah Fontaine & Carla McRae (curators), 74 pgs, Home Zine, home-zine.tumblr.com, $15 Featuring the multi-medium work of 39 contributors, this third and final edition of Home Zine is a brilliantly compact feat. Carla McRae’s design work, here, is dynamic — a balancing act between art, photography, […]

Poetry Zine Review: 6×6: they say triangle

6×6 #35: they say triangle Poetry Zine, Kim Hunter, Anna Gurton-Wachter, Judith Goldman, Bridget Talone, Ted Dodson, & Katy Lederer, 56 pgs, Ugly Duckling Presse, uglyducklingpresse.org, $6 This penultimate issue of Ugly Duckling Presse’s long-running magazine is as much a treat in its physical assembly as it is in the poetry contained. The magazine, which […]

Litzine Review: Shoot the Freak

Shoot the Freak Litzine, Jeff Tompkins, 32 pgs, Jeff Tompkins, jefftompkins.net, $5 Tomkins’s speaker feigns a highfalutin’ voice whilst bumping shoulders among old New York’s most ratty carnival barkers. What results is a constant, creeping snap-shot of what he would call ‘low’ New York, in all its freakshow (sometimes literally) glory. This short story is […]

Chapbook Review: We Are All Just Animals & Plants

Chapbook Review: Shiftless (Harvester)

Chapbook Review: Reframing Paul Cadmus

Chapbook Review: The Great Hoop Dance

Book Review: Babbling Corpse

Zine Review: Touch The Donkey #11

Book Review: Whelmed

Book Review: Wigford Rememberies

Book Review: Pillow

Book Review: Brain Injury

Book Review: Grand Menteur

Book Review: Debris