USEREVIEW 018: Dwelling in the Organic

USEREVIEW 018: Dwelling in the Organic

Mark Laliberte transliterates visual poems into text in this traditional review of Sacha Archer’s third full-length collection, Mother’s Milk (Timglaset Editions, 2020). Balancing considerations of both the sensory impact of the works with their articulated thematic preoccupations, Laliberte brings his twin literary and artistic expertise to bear in a way that contextualizes and enlivens Archer’s book. ISBN 978-91-985539-0-1 | 84 pp | €16.00 #CAROUSELreviews#USEREVIEWEDNESDAY Mother’s Milk is an essential collection of Canadian creator Sacha Archer’s

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CAROUSEL 44 — our first online issue — out now!

CAROUSEL 44 — our first online issue — out now!

The fall 2020 issue of CAROUSEL is available to read for free at our website now! Fall 2020; released exclusively online Cover artwork by Chet Bell Design by Origin Obscure Art Portolio — Chet Bell Fiction — Anne Baldo— Timothy DeLizza— Síle Englert— Jennifer McAuley Poetry — Renee Agatep— Anne Barngrover— Despy Boutris— Amee Nassrene Broumand— Conyer Clayton— James Collier— Mikayla Fawcett— Layla Flowers— Sean Madden— Caroline Misner— Kevin Stebner— Sneha Subramanian Kanta— John Sibley

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CAROUSEL 43 — out now!

CAROUSEL 43 — out now!

Summer 2020; 80 pages perfect-bound w/ bleedsCover artwork by Mark LaliberteDesign by Origin Obscure The summer 2020 issue of CAROUSEL — our final print issue — is available to order now! Poetry, Fiction, Comics, Interviews & Artwork by: John Barton • Gary Barwin • derek beaulieu • David James Brock • Sue Chenette • Jeremy Colangelo • Adam Day • Leesa Dean • Jonathan Duckworth • Jonathan Dyck • Kenneth Jakubas • Karl Jirgens •

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CAROUSEL 42 now available

CAROUSEL 42 now available

Featuring Poetry, Fiction, Reviews & Artwork by: Rachel Cloud Adams • Joshua Chris Bouchard • Tim Conley • Rocco De Giacomo • Jean Demers • Nicholas Di Genova • Tanis Franco • Eleanor Gray • KIRBY • Mark Laliberte • Evelyn Lau • Khashayar Mohammadi • gustave morin • Kamila Rina • Helen Tran • Daniel Scott Tysdal • Christine Walde • Jade Wallace • Myna Wallin • John Sibley Williams • Bänoo Zan Includes

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from CAROUSEL 40: Julie Mannell’s ‘July 19, 2015: Three Years After the Strike ‘

from CAROUSEL 40: Julie Mannell’s ‘July 19, 2015: Three Years After the Strike ‘

Erratum Notice:   It’s been brought to our attention that a printer’s imposition error has occurred in the print version of CAROUSEL 40; please note that pages 53 and 54 have been inverted in Julie Mannell’s story July 19, 2015: Three Years After the Strike (appearing on pages 51 to 58 of the journal). As a way of correcting this unfortunate error, we are releasing a downloadable PDF, which publishes the story in its correct

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C36 Contributor RICHARD KELLY KEMICK’s Debut Poetry Collection

C36 Contributor RICHARD KELLY KEMICK’s Debut Poetry Collection

Have you read Kemick’s Caribou Run? CAROUSEL 36 contributor Richard Kelly Kemick recently released his debut poetry collection, Caribou Run, with Goose Lane Editions. Kemick’s poetry, prose, and criticism have been published in literary magazines and journals across Canada and the United States, most recently in The Walrus, Maisonneuve, The Fiddlehead and Tin House. His work has won national awards, including a National Magazine gold medal, and has been accepted into Canadian and British anthologies. “At one moment,

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C36 Contributor VINCENT COLISTRO’s Debut Poetry Collection

C36 Contributor VINCENT COLISTRO’s Debut Poetry Collection

Have you read Vincent Colistro’s Late Victorians? CAROUSEL 36 contributor Vincent Colistro recently launched his debut poetry collection, Late Victorians, with Signal Editions (the poetry imprint at Véhicule Press). Based in Toronto, Colistro’s poems have appeared in The Walrus, Hazlitt, Geist and Arc; he was a prize-winner in the 2012 Short Grain contest, and was nominated for National Magazine Award for Poetry in 2014. “The Late Victorians re-sets the machinery. The voice here is way

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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 Summer Party / Issue 35 Toronto Launch (Aug 05)

  Please join us for the CAROUSEL Summer Party & Toronto launch of CAROUSEL 35 —a free event taking place on Wed Aug 05, 2015 at the Belljar Cafe … doors at 7pm, readings begin at 7:30pm SPECIAL EVENT OFFER — support our fine journal at our launch by picking up the latest issue: for only $11, take #35 home and we’ll also mail you #36 when it comes out in Dec … or go

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CAROUSEL at The Artist Project (Feb 21-23 / Toronto)

CAROUSEL will be at The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair, from Feb 21-23, 2014 — come check out the amazing art, and be sure to stop by The Magazine Lounge to say hello; we’ll be showcased in the lounge along with these other fine Art & Culture publications: Aesthetica Magazine, C Magazine, Canadian Art, Carbon Paper, Designlines, Toronto Life and The Walrus. The Magazine Lounge Coffee Bar features modern Italian furniture designed by Konstantin Grcic

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Sneak peek at CAROUSEL 32

The next issue of CAROUSEL (featuring a cover image by Sara Angelucci) will be in stores for the first week of December, 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. C32, our forthcoming issue,

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Mark Laliberte launches ANGRY BLACK BANG

Angry Black Bang — Toronto Book Launch! Sat Jul 27, 12-2pm @ 99 Gallery (99 Sudbury St) Held in association with THE NOISE PROJECT, come out to the afternoon launch of CAROUSEL managing editor’s new artist book Angry Black Bang, a 28pg risograph book where graphic design, sound poetry and experimental comics are jaggedly blended into a new hybrid literary form. In ABB, speech bubbles and thought clouds (the mechanisms used to express language in

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July is International Zine Month

International Zine Month is an annual celebration of zines, self publishing and small press culture that happens throughout the month of July … what cool little things are YOU planning to make this month? : : : : Join the Facebook Group: here : : : : Follow IZM posts on Twitter using: #izm2013

VERWHO? DEBUTS AT 4PANEL.CA

Do you know the work of verwho?? verwho? (aka Katherine Verhoeven) is a Toronto-based comic artist and illustrator who is part of the zine collective Friendship Edition; her first 4PANEL strip, ‘From One’  just debuted at 4panel.ca We recommend you check out her zine Dangerous Cooking (21 pages, half-letter, b/w), a sexy story of love, cheating, and foods that burn! :::::::::: More info at: verwho.com :::::::::: Follow the verwho? webcomic Meat&Bone here

Sever Press

At this year’s TCAF, we sat next to the Sab and Emily, two cool Torontonians who recently started up SEVER PRESS; they make interesting small-run zines, prints and tees … Want to check out their stuff? We recommend starting with Black Tooth 01, an ongoing, artist-book comic collaborative between Kelly Kwang and Sab Meynert — it’s a 16 page zine risographed in deep purple with a silkscreened cover in gold! : : : : More info about

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CAROUSEL 31 — in stores now!

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. Special Features: – Souther Salazar cover and feature – Andreas Scheiger ‘Evolution of Type’ profile – Guernica Editions ‘First Poets Series’ profile – 4PANEL Experimental Comics section :::::::::: Preview CAROUSEL 31: here :::::::::: Order

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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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Sneak peek at CAROUSEL 31 cover

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

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Buy CAROUSEL at Magic Pony!

Looking for copies of CAROUSEL in downtown Toronto? It’s already available at better bookstores around the city; and now, we’re happy to announce that you can also pick up the new issue of our magazine at MAGIC PONY (680 Queen St W) — one of our favourite go-to spots when we want to see pop culture, design and fine art flawlessly mixed in a retail environment. Visit them today!

RIP Dandelion Magazine

After thirty-seven years as one of Canada’s cutting edge experimental poetry, prose and arts magazines, Dandelion ceased publication, at the close of 2012 — R.I.P. : : : : More info here