To celebrate, PRISM is throwing a launch party at Lost + Found Cafe, May 8th, 7pm. We’ll be celebrating with some pals – local lit mags, EVENT, Room, Poetry is Dead and subTerrain. It’s going to be a fun FREE evening of fiction and poetry, FREE food (including, of course, pizza) and FREE giveaways.
Our host for the night will be the magnificent Sierra Skye Gemma, and here’s our exciting lineup of readers:
Raoul Fernandes, whose brilliant poetry collection Transmitter and Receiver was recently released by Nightwood Editions. Raoul was a finalist for subTerrain‘s 2013 Lush Triumphant Literary Award for poetry, and his poem “After Hours at the Centre for Dialogue” was recently featured on their Line Break blog. We featured five of Raoul’s poems in Issue 53.1, and you can read one poem, “Suspension,” right here, just to get you in the mood.
Clara Kumagai, now former PRISM international editor. Having relocated from Co. Galway, Ireland, Clara is pursuing a MFA at UBC’s Creative Writing Program. Her short story “Waiting” was featured in Room 37.4. (Yes, this is me, talking in the third person…)
Jordan Abel, a former editor of PRISM international and winner of the 2014 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Jordan’s book of poetry, This Place of Scraps, was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Jordan’s poem “Cartography” was recently published in Poetry is Dead #10.
Richard Kelly Kemick, whose short story “I Thought I’d Get More” appears in our Spring Issue 53.3. Richard’s first collection of poetry, Caribou Run, is forthcoming with Goose Lane Editions in 2016.
Russell Thornton, whose collection Birds, Metals, Stones and Rain was shortlisted for the Raymond Souster Award, the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize AND the 2013 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. We published two of Russell’s poems in Issue 53.2, and EVENT published three of his poems in EVENT 42.3. Back in December we also posted an interview with him on our website. You can read that here if you’d like to get to know him better in advance.
Our (in)famous pizzapug cutout will also be appearing at the launch, so here’s your chance to get a pugshot! We’ll be giving away subscriptions to PRISM, EVENT, Room, Poetry is Dead and subTerrain AND some pizzapug t-shirts!
Did I mention it’s free?
See you there!