PRISM 53.3 - Launches Tonight!

My third issue as editor of PRISM international is being launched tonight! The details are all here in this alarmingly green poster:

You can RSVP via Facebook here, or just show up. There will be food, and you'll have the chance to be the famous pizza pug:

Even if you can't make it to the launch, I'm hopeful you'll pick up a copy, as I'm quite proud of the issue.

It features new work from a number of Canadian writers, including locals Evelyn Lau, Daniela Elza and Angela Rebrec, and also writing from three Americans: Todd Boss, Derek Sheffield and Katy E Ellis. The feature to open the issue is a five-poem sequence by Alberta poet Nora Gould, an excerpt from her forthcoming Brick Books collection Joy, breathe (Fall 2016).

To promote the issue, I interviewed Todd Boss (who I was lucky to meet at AWP) about his Motionpoems project, in which he pairs poets and film makers to make fantastic short films:

Motionpoems: Videos and an Interview with Todd Boss

I also posted one sample poem from the issue, by Toronto poet Michelle Brown, which you can read here:

"Something Funny" by Michelle Brown

In addition to the poetry, the issue features some excellent prose, including Non-Fiction Contest winner Diane Bracuk's "Doughnut Eaters" and fiction by Richard Kelly Kemick (who will be reading at the big launch).

So come out tonight! And if you can't, think about picking up a copy via PRISM's online store.

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