DECOCTION 01: Haruna Solomon

DECOCTION 01: Haruna Solomon

Elee Kraljii Gardiner interviews writers about their coffee and tea rituals in this special series for CAROUSEL … DECOCTION— the act or process of boiling usually in water so as to extract the flavour or active principle. “Coffee is a lot more than just a drink; it’s something happening. Not as in hip, but like an event, a place to be, but not like a location, but like somewhere within yourself. It gives you time,

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From the Archive: Paul Dutton (CAROUSEL 36)

From the Archive: Paul Dutton (CAROUSEL 36)

Paul Dutton is a poet, novelist, essayist & oral sound artist, who, over the course of 5 decades, has uncompromisingly challenged the borders of literature & music. Internationally renowned for his solo sound performances, Dutton’s otherworldly voice works have helped redefine the potential of human utterance. CAROUSEL is pleased to present the first appearance in print of a selection of works from this innovative explorer of language in the following profile section — which includes

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C35 Contributor Eduardo C. Corral Wins Prestigious Poetry Prize

C35 Contributor Eduardo C. Corral Wins Prestigious Poetry Prize

We’d like to congratulate CAROUSEL 35 contributor Eduardo C. Corral, who just took home the 2016 Holmes National Poetry Prize. This prize was developed in memory of Princeton alumnus Theodore H. Holmes, and is awarded each year by faculty of the Princeton Creative Writing Program to a poet of notable merit. Corral’s debut collection of poems, Slow Lightning, won the 2011 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, and his poems have been featured in Best American

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C35 Contributor Robin Richardson Launches New Magazine

C35 Contributor Robin Richardson Launches New Magazine

CAROUSEL 35 contributor, Robin Richardson, has founded Minola Review, a Journal of Women’s Letters, featuring poetry and prose by women, femme-identifying, and non-binary writers. Minola Review has gained quick popularity with striking new work by Cassidy McFadzean, Catherine Graham, Alice Burdick and Paige Cooper, among many others. : : : : Read Richardson’s piece on why she founded a no boys allowed magazine in Partisan : : : : Richardson’s poems, which are from her forthcoming collection, Sit

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CAROUSEL 31 Release Party Apr 04!

In association with National Poetry Month and in collaboration with the Livewords reading series, please join us for the Toronto advance launch of CAROUSEL 31 —a free event taking place on Thu Apr 04, 2013 beginning at 7:30pm at Black Swan Tavern (154 Danforth Ave, 2nd floor) Featured Readers: Colin Brush, Louise Carson, Sonia Di Placido, Nico Mara-McKay, David Reibetanz, Mary Rykov, Lizzy Violet, Liz Worth, Catriona Wright SPECIAL EVENT OFFER — support our fine

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Adrienne Gruber wins the 2012 bpNichol Chapbook Award

Congrats to poet Adrienne Gruber (who appeared in our pages way back in CAROUSEL 23) on winning the 2012 bpNichol Chapbook Award for her chapbook Mimic, published by Leaf Press of Lantzville, BC. Named for the late poet, novelist, and indie publisher bpNichol (1944-­1988), the prize is awarded to the author of the best language poetry chapbook published in Canada in the previous year, as selected by a panel of judges. Administered by Toronto-based small-press

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Livewords hosts the CAROUSEL 29 Launch Party!

Thu Jul 05, 2012 / @ The Black Swan — 154 Danforth Ave (2nd floor) / Toronto, ON Doors at 7:30 pm — Readings from 8pm The evening will feature readings by contributors: Claire Caldwell / Robert Dayton / Emily Gordon / Katie Jordon / Josh Stewart / Elana Wolff / Talia Zajac SPECIAL EVENT OFFER — please note that since we did not host a public launch in Toronto of CAROUSEL #28, we hope

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CAROUSEL 29 Preview!

CAROUSEL 29 (summer 2012 issue) out in mid-May The forthcoming issue of CAROUSEL features work from the following  writers and artists: Derik A Badman • John Wall Barger • David Boswell • Claire Caldwell • Robert Dayton • Michael DeForge • Larry Eisenstein • Rachel Anne Farquharson • Emily Gordon • Jesse Jacobs • gillian harding-russell • Claire Horsnell • Louisa Howerow • Christopher Hutsul • Katie Jordon • Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline • Drazen Kozjan • Mark

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gustave morin: 3 Books Now Available

Currently, in the CAROUSEL Superstore we have several wonderful books by author/artist gustave morin — available in limited quantities! This Windsor, ON visual poet’s compelling work has appeared within the pages of CAROUSEL on numerous occasions (in issues 17, 18, 19, 20, 23 and 25, for those counting). Here’s an apt description of him, taken from the Ditch Poetry website: “a para-literary agent provocateur since his teens – published widely, if obscurely – (morin) has

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CAROUSEL @ 2nd INDIE LITERARY MARKET (Sat Jun 05)

2nd INDIE LITERARY MARKET Sat Jun 05, 2010, 12 – 5pm Clinton’s Tavern, Back Room (Toronto) 693 Bloor St W (just steps from the Christie Subway Station) … FREE! The Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market gives the public an opportunity to meet dozens of Canadian literary presses and micro-publishers. Referred to as “Toronto’s only all-literary indie-publisher showcase”, this event offers an opportunity to buy a variety of books and publication you’ll likely not find

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JIM JOHNSTONE – Patternicity

Jim Johnstone’s new book of poetry out in April! Toronto-based editor and poet Jim Johnstone‘s second collection of poetry from Nightwood Editions is now available for pre-ordering through Amazon Books. Patternicity clocks in at 80 pages and includes a selection of poems for which Johnstone received a 2009 CBC Literary Award. The collection follows the author’s debut collection, The Velocity of Escape (Guernica Editions, 2008). Tip: use a QR Code Reader to scan the QR

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SANDY POOL – Exploding into Night

Sandy Pool‘s Exploding into Night is now available! Toronto-based writer and artist Sandy Pool (whose work will appear in the forthcoming CAROUSEL #25 — Spring-Summer 2010 issue) has just released a new book of poetry, Exploding into Night. This collection is an initiative of Guernica Editions‘ First Poets Series, which focuses on previously unpublished writers under the age of thirty-five; other First Poets Series authors include past CAROUSEL contributors Clara Blackwood, Desi Di Nardo and

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KEMENY BABINEAU – A6ON

Kemeny Babineau’s new book, After the 6ix O’Clock News, released through BookThug. Mt. Pleasant, ON poet Kemeny Babineau (whose work has been featured in CAROUSEL #7 (in 1991) and #12 (in 1998))  has a new publication out now! “After the 6ix O’Clock News is poetry for inside and out of the eyeball. It is not a declaration of wart or a treaty of verse eyes, it is bigger than that. This is poetry that has

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