Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Vallum Award for Poetry 2014: Shortlist Announced!


2014 SHORTLIST


RHONDA COLLIS
“Life Cycle in C Major”
(Canada)

SUSAN HUGHSON
“Apple to Apple”
(Canada)

DIANE TUCKER
“The Unseen Desert” 
(Canada)

JAMES F. OLWELL
“Dream Upon, Jimmy Alexis, Stillborn” 
(Canada)

CARLA BARKMAN
“Last evening I stumbled”
(Canada) 

DOMENICO CAPILONGO
“pass this note” 
(Canada)

MELANIE SWETZ
“My Mother’s Magazines” 
(Turkey)

ALEXEI PERRY
“The Long Study”
(Canada)

STEPHEN CALDWELL WRIGHT
“Lessons From A Younger Brother” 
(USA)


Thank you to everyone who entered this year's contest.
The winners and honorable mentions will be announced mid-October
Winning poems will appear in issue 12:1 "Surrender."

Thursday, 11 September 2014

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!




Vallum's next issue's theme is SURRENDER:

What does it mean to bend, to yield? Surrender manifests in different ways: joy, despair, a willingness to give up one’s “totality” for someone or something other than him or her self. We surrender to vices, to glory, to the divine, or to the void. How do you “surrender?” Send us your best poems!

DEADLINE:  November 1, 2014

For more information and guidelines, please visit us online:

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

JUST RELEASED: "A REMARKABLE GREY HORSE" poems by Thurston Moore + John Kinsella !




NOW AVAILABLE!!!  A Remarkable Grey Horse -- a collaborative poetry chapbook by THURSTON MOORE (musician and founder of experimental rock group SONIC YOUTH) and JOHN KINSELLA (author of over 30 books of poetry, fiction, and criticism)!

"Celebrating in the unnatural, reveling in the rebellious, A Remarkable Grey Horse is a collision of skateboards, Doris Day, punk rock, lighthouses, spume, skuzz, and Rimbaud. Here, bleak cityscapes, squalid apartments, and polluted waters urge the reader to 'explore disgust' and seek freedom."

ORDER YOURS NOW!
http://vallummag.com/ccorder.htm

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Announcing the winner of Vallum's Cryptographic Adventure!



A huge thanks to everyone who tuned in to Vallum's Cryptographic Adventure, 
and an extra special thanks to those of you who hazarded a guess! 

Thursday, 17 July 2014

WEEK 12: Vallum's Cryptographic Adventure!




This is WEEK 12 (and the LAST WEEK) of Vallum’s Cryptographic Adventure!

Originally we were offering a free entry into our annual poetry contest, the Vallum Award for Poetry, to the first person who solved the cryptogram correctly. CONGRATULATIONS to Jacqueline Hanna who solved the puzzle within the first couple of weeks!

Now, for anyone else who has solved or will solve the cryptogram correctly, Vallum is offering other FANTASTIC PRIZES! So keep deciphering!


This week’s poetic cipher:
MEGHG BK UCG KMUHP MEG UCG KMUHP UCWP


And our hint of the week:
"The beginning of eternity
The end of time and space
The beginning of every end,
And the end of every place."
MEG WGMMGH G


Final Hint: HUFGHM LHXOGK