The next issue of CAROUSEL (featuring a cover image by Souther Salazar) will be in stores in May, 2013
An 80 page bi-annual hybrid literary/arts magazine representing new and established Canadian artists (with a selection of international contributors), CAROUSEL highlights a comfortable merging of textual and visual content, presenting work across many genres … if it is original and engaging, we aim to see it in print.
C31, our forthcoming issue, features new poetry, fiction and visual pieces by Bora Baskan, Kathleen Brown, Colin Brush, Louise Carson, Ryan J. Cox, Dani Crosby, Happy Sleepy, Drazen Kozjan, Lance Nizami, Daniel Rouse, Luke Siemens, Studio Bertjan Pot, Jane Spavold Tims, Terry Towbridge and Catriona Wright. We shine a critical spotlight on the Guernica First Poets Series, which was established in 2007 for the purpose of fostering and showcasing fresh, dynamic work from emerging authors — we interview Series Editor Elana Wolff, who discusses the evolution of the imprint and the importance of nurturing emerging voices. Additionally, the three most recent First Poet Series authors, Sonia Di Placido, David Reibetanz and Liz Worth, were invited to present works in the journal, specifically relating them to their First Poets collections or discussing the process of moving forward into new territory. Also in the issue: Retchin Pump profiles California-based mixed-media artist / zine maker Souther Salazar and additionally discusses The Trading Tortoise, his traveling art project which focuses on connecting communities through the exploration of objects and stories. Jason Paradiso looks at the work of Andreas Scheiger, who creates letterform sculptures that offer a kind of fictionalized anthropological investigation into the ‘Evolution of Type’. In the special section,the 4PANEL team of Rosaire Appel, Derik A Badman, Michael DeForge, Larry Eisenstein, Jim Johnstone, Jesse Jacobs, Aaron Linton, Billy Mavreas, Andrei Molotiu, Marc Ngui, MTML, Sarah Scope and Tin Can Forest continue to unearth the literary and experimental possibilities of the sequential strip.