19:1 | Bridges

The ability to move oneself towards future possibilities and potentials brings us to bridges, to principles of connection. Our current social and mental states can often seem to function on the premise of fragmentation, with past and present chaos always sweeping away a moment of coming together. The bridging of gaps and grounding in the wake of instability is crucial to our personal, and collective, well-being.

The poetry in this issue speaks about these fractures and uncertainties and our abilities to overcome them, to build bridges. This issue features an interview with bpNichol Chapbook Award-winning poet Matthew James Weigel and new poems by rob mclennan, Johnson CheuJami Macarty, and more. The issue also includes poems from the 2021 Vallum Poetry Award winners, Khashayar “Kess” Mohammadi and Robyn Maree Pickens, as well as reviews by Bill Neumire and Deanna Fong. Artwork is from the winner of the 2022 Vallum Cover Award, Nora Kelly!

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

POETRY

2021 VALLUM POETRY AWARD WINNERS

INTERVIEW

REVIEWS

ART – WINNER OF THE 2022 VALLUM COVER AWARD

 

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