Monday, July 20, 2020

periodicities : a journal of poetry and poetics

Recently on periodicities: a journal of poetry and poetics: Primitive Information Episode 1 (the official periodicities podcast!): David Hadbawnik interviews José Felipe Alvergue; Susanne Dyckman : Counting Days ; Dessa Bayrock : Misha Solomon, milk envy, and other riddles of parenting and jealousy ; Sarah Burgoyne : WHAT IS LOST CANNOT BE HAD ; Keegan Lester : Notes from the Field : Greetings From My Apartment ; Amanda Anastasi: Using Poetry to Communicate the Climate Crisis ; Shazia Hafiz Ramji : Fears, Anxieties, Schisms, Trends: An Interview with Conor McDonell ; Madeleine Beaulieu : “I find questions of genre counter to what I create:” Jen Bervin on Artists’ Books ; D.A. Lockhart : Three poems ; Monica Kidd : On Banff’s Special Sauce and Showing Up ; Kim Fahner : Boom Time, by Lindsay Bird ; “We will disrupt nothing with the fullness of nothingness”: a conversation between Susan Gevirtz & Julia Drescher ; JoAnna Novak : Two poems ; Neil Laurenson : Our Man, by Jamie Thrasivoulou ; Jeremy Stewart : Thinking of my friend, the poet Ken Belford ; Rosie Long Decter : An interview with Simina Banu ; Jérôme Melançon : Formes subtiles de la fuite, by Virginie Savard ; Michael Sikkema : An interview with Jessie Janeshek ; Dale Tracy : On Shazia Hafiz Ramji’s “MEMORY IS THE FIRST WAR” ; Daphne Marlatt : Two poems ; Andrea Rexilius : Afterworld: A Poetics ; folio: Marsh Blue Violet: Queer Poetry from New Brunswick, edited by RM Vaughan, including: sara marie nason : Three poems ; RW Gray : Two poems ; Shannon Webb-Campbell : Two poems ; Emma Rhodes : Razor Burn: A Saga ; thom vernon : Two poems ; and Triny Finlay : Two poems.

Forthcoming: memorial folios for the late Canadian poet Joe Blades and the late American poet Peter Ganick ; new poetry by Hailey Higdon, Stephen Brockwell, Aaron Peck, Pete Smith, Wanda Praamsma, Margaret Christakos and Astra Papachristodoulou; reviews of work by Anthony Etherin, J’Lyn Chapman, Paul Lisson and Shane Neilson; interviews with Sharon Thesen, Conyer Clayton, Bahar Orang and Mikko Harvey; Amanda Earl's Letter from Ottawa in the Form of A Roundtable Interview; Notes from the Field by Krystal Languell; AND OTHER THINGS!

and a reminder: periodicities is open to submissions of previously unpublished poetry-related reviews, interviews and essays. Please send submissions as .doc with author biography to periodicityjournal (at)

For the time being, submissions of previously unpublished poetry will be by solicitation-only, with the exception of translated works (which you should very much send along).

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