Vallum Society for Education in Arts & Letters (VSEAL) is a federally incorporated charity based in Tiohtiá:ke (Montreal, Canada) on unceded Kanien’kehá:ka territory that is committed to the dissemination of literary education in Canada and internationally. VSEAL’s goal is to encourage and support poets, writers, and artists at all stages of their career, while offering the public relevant tools for a better understanding and appreciation of contemporary poetry and literature.
VSEAL’s publishing projects include the biannual Vallum: Contemporary Poetry magazine (est. 2000) and the Vallum Chapbook Series. In order to further fulfill its goal of promoting literacy, VSEAL also administers an outreach program, Poetry for Our Future!, which hosts workshops in collaboration with community-minded organizations throughout the greater Montreal area, Quebec, and elsewhere in Canada. These workshops focus on literacy, creative writing, literary appreciation, and self-expression as empowerment.
Vallum magazine publishes work that pushes boundaries and invites the exploration of different outlooks and perspectives. In addition to poetry, we also publish essays, interviews, book reviews, and visual art. As one of Canada’s top poetry journals, Vallum allows Canadian artists and writers to exchange ideas with acclaimed and emerging artists from around the world by being published alongside each other.
Notable past contributors include P.K. Page, Yusuf Saadi, Paul Muldoon, Franz Wright, Charles Simic, Les Murray, Jan Zwicky, Stephen Dunn, Karen Solie, John Kinsella, Fanny Howe, George Elliott Clarke, Andrew Motion, Erin Mouré, Peter Redgrove, Nicole Brossard, and others. Past prizes awarded to poems that have appeared in Vallum include Pushcart Prizes, National Magazine Awards, and inclusion in the Best Canadian Poetry anthologies.
Editor: Joshua Auerbach
Poetry Editor: Eleni (Helen) Zisimatos
Managing Editor / Outreach Program Manager: Jay Ritchie
VSEAL BOARD MEMBERS:
President: Joshua Auerbach
Vice-President / Secretary: Eleni (Helen) Zisimatos
Board Member: Al F. Moritz
Treasurer: Fa Xiang (Tony) Liu
Institutional subscriptions to Vallum are available through EBSCO and SWETS. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more assistance.
Vallum is archived at several libraries. To find out whether it is available at your local branch, please ask your librarian.