Sunday, February 01, 2009

the VERY FIRST ISSUE of seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics

edited by rob mclennan
designed by Roland Prevost;

seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics comes out as the natural extension of the eight issues of edited by rob mclennan and Stephen Brockwell. Highlighting the diversity of voice, style, practice and politic, seventeen seconds continues the resolve to provide a forum for dialogue on contemporary poetics, with a focus on Canadian writing. Over the past two decades, the amount of critical writing published in print literary journals on Canadian poetry, specifically, seems to have decreased dramatically, but slowly returned through a number of online journals. seventeen seconds simply wishes to help strengthen the dialogue and the ongoing conversation about writing through publishing new writing, and conversation about new writing. How else are we supposed to learn anything, unless we keep talking?

Feedback and submission queries are most welcome.az421 (at) freenet (dot) carleton (dot) ca

the first issue features:

Chain Home - by Gil McElroy

SEXING THE PRAIRIE; or, Why I Am/Not a Prairie Poet - by rob mclennan

Alchemists of the Human Experience: an Interview with Vincent Ferrini - interview by Michael O'Driscoll

Scored Space - by Betsy Warland

a case made in lowers: an interview with ryan fitzpatrick - by rob mclennan

Draft 91: Proverbs - by Rachel Blau DuPlessis

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