Alisha Dukelow on Anne Boyer: A Handbook of Disappointed Fate

 A Handbook of Disappointed Fate, Anne Boyer. Ugly Duckling Presse (2018). Against late capitalism’s yes, cruelly optimistic in its desire for automatonic affirmation of its circulation and law, Anne Boyer’s…

Leslie Kaplan: an excerpt from Excess—The Factory

From Excess—The Factory (AK Press, 2018) By Leslie Kaplan, Translated by Julie Carr & Jennifer Pap The courtyard, crossing it. A factory courtyard’s absolute nostalgia. You walk between formless walls. Sheets…

Eric Schmaltz: from Surfaces

from Surfaces (Invisible Publishing, 2018) By Eric Schmaltz Eric Schmaltz is an artist, writer, and educator living in Toronto. His work has been previously featured in Lemon Hound as well as Jacket2, The Capilano…

Sharon Thesen: Daphne in the Headphones

Sometime in the 1970s I transcribed a taped interview in which Daphne Marlatt spoke about writing, poetry, and language, perhaps the first of her “Vancouver” poems. It may have been…

Women Take Over the Richler Room

How does power get situated? How do women hold it? In a correspondence recently someone used “unempowered” to describe someone with lack of access to power. They aren’t the same…

Poem of the Week: Hoa Nguyen’s “Birthday Poem”

Birthday Poem Illuminated behind a skin a grey      the sky with fat fast slants of snow Fire Horse poet      This is a birthday poem   squeaky underfoot…

Lemon Hound 3.0.3: NOT YOUR MOTHER’S FUTURE

Welcome to Lemon Hound 3.0.3. This iteration of Lemon Hound is the third and final volume of a year-long trial association of the magazine with a course at Concordia University…

Paige Cooper: an excerpt from Zolitude

THANATOS from Zolitude (Biblioasis, 2018) By Paige Cooper This view, I make explicit to the child, has shattered the unity through which I had thought I could extend my sovereignty…

In Conversation: Phoebe Fregoli and Will Aitken

ANNE CARSON, ANTIGONE, AND THE PERILOUSNESS OF THEATRE: IN CONVERSATION WITH WILL AITKEN Phoebe Fregoli: I wanted to start—I know that you mentioned in your book that you were going…

Erin Wunker: from Notes from a Feminist Killjoy

This is an excerpt from a longer chapter titled “Notes on Rape Culture” and is posted with permission from the author. Every now and then in the writing of this,…

Essay: Collen Fulton’s “The Inaugural Mood”

The Inaugural Mood Criticisms from the Field: The Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference and the Futurity of Poetics The temporality of our forms of poetic engagement have a strange character. On…

Eli Burley on Mary Hickman: This Is the Homeland

This Is the Homeland, Mary Hickman. Ashahta Press (2015). POEMS FOR THE WAYWARD PILGRIM: MARY HICKMAN’S THIS IS THE HOMELAND As a surgical technologist assisting in open-heart surgery, Mary Hickman…

Hannah Karpinski on Billy-Ray Belcourt: This Wound is a World

This Wound is a World, Billy-Ray Belcourt. Frontenac House (2017). In her essay “Queer Feelings,” from The Cultural Politics of Emotion, Sara Ahmed writes, “Sexual orientation involves bodies that leak…

Emily Zuberec on Jen George: The Babysitter at Rest

The Babysitter at Rest, Jen George. Dorothy Project (2016) Writing a review for the five stories that comprise Jen George’s debut collection, The Babysitter at Rest, has been somewhat of…

Eli Burley on Erín Moure: Planetary Noise

Planetary Noise, Erín Moure. Wesleyan University Press (2017). MOURE INTERPRETING THE SEMIOTIC BODY Planetary Noise—a new collection of Erín Moure’s poetry edited and with an introduction by Shannon Maguire—engages in…

Malaea Ergina & Hannah Karpinski on Daphne Marlatt: Intertidal

Intertidal: The Collected Earlier Poems, 1968–2008, Daphne Marlatt. Talon Books (2017). We went to see Daphne Marlatt read as part of Writers Read before we got our hands on her…

Alexei Perry Cox on Jen George: The Babysitter at Rest

The Babysitter at Rest, Jen George. Dorothy Project (2016). IT’S A DELICATE MATTER TO BE A DIFFICULT WOMAN Clarice Lispector never understood why readers found her work opaque. The fact…

Tatum Howey on Erín Moure: Planetary Noise

Planetary Noise, Erín Moure. Wesleyan University Press (2017). THE PROXIMITY EFFECT OF ERÍN MOURE   Proximity effect is what happens when a microphone is held too close to a sound…

Kyla Kaplan-Chinard on The Purpose Pitch

The Purpose Pitch, Kathryn Mockler. Mansfield Press (2015). Kathryn Mockler’s chaotic third collection of poetry, The Purpose Pitch, irradiates the deep strangeness of our modern world. The collection embraces various…

Kathryn Mockler: six poems

Six poems from Kathryn Mockler. Please enjoy a review of The Purpose Pitch also featured in this issue. An interview with the poet coming shortly. from The Purpose Pitch SEALED CONTAINERS —So how are we going…

Erin Robinsong: one poem (one dance score)

MOMENTUM EXCHANGE TETHER (A DANCE SCORE)   I didn’t see the sky tonight and didn’t think about its legislators. At some point I didn’t need a better view I needed…

Join us at the Lemonhound 3.0.3 launch March 15th in Montreal!

For our third volume, Lemon Hound 3.0 responds to this transformative moment in our literary community by publishing work that intends to smash, upend, rally against, dream of, reclaim, and…

Take Care Of Your Dead: Juliette Binoche, Anne Carson, Ivo Van Hove in Conversation Will Aitken

VIII. ANTIGONE Juliette: Antigone is like a bomb. She has three scenes and they’re like the bombs of the play somehow. Because from that there are consequences. Anne: Reverberations. Juliette:…

Off The Page: Disastrous Confidence

Disastrous Confidence: Call for work Off The Page March 15-17 Call for Submissions: Disastrous Confidence, Friday March 16th 4-6 Finding ourselves in the maw of the University, we at Off the…

Poem of the Week: Andy Mcguire’s “Pool”

Andy McGuire’s “Pool” advances an end rhyme all the way to the end of the diving board at knifepoint. Pool whirligigs across the page, traveling from New York to the…

Poem of the Week: Amber Dawn’s Queer Grace

Queer Grace No one has imagined us. We want to live like trees, sycamores blazing through the sulfuric air, dappled with scars, still exuberantly budding, our animal passion rooted in…

Call for Submissions: NOT YOUR MOTHER’S FUTURE

Today is stunning. —Renee Gladman For our third volume, Lemon Hound 3.0 responds to this transformative moment in our literary community by calling for work that intends to smash, upend,…

What’s On Our Minds: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee

ALLER/RETOUR Day recedes to darkness Day seen through the veil of night Translucent grey film cast between daylight and dark dissolving sky to lavender to mauve to white until night…

What’s On Our Mind: Erin Wunker on Anne Boyer’s “What Resembles The Grave But Isn’t”

Erin Wunker: I love Anne Boyer’s poem “What Resembles The Grave But Isn’t.” I love its repetition. I love how each sentence hits the mind with the determination of someone…

Poem of the Week: Stephen Collis from Once in Blockadia

Come the Revolution Come the revolution / we will the revolution / we will return to the revolution / return to the sensuous body of language / come the revolution…

Virginia Woolf : A Few Thoughts on Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid

I’m posting this classic Virginia Woolf essay as a reminder that the personal is always interesting if it is live and in context; if there is a pulse at the…

In Conversation: Marina Carr

Marina Carr, renowned Irish playwright, visited Concordia University this past November to give a master class and a reading of her work. Carr’s plays, which often involve meditations on violence,…

Women, Epic, Live Wires: In Conversation with Sue Goyette

Halifax poet Sue Goyette is the author of six books of poetry including Ocean, a finalist for the 2014 Griffin Prize for Poetry, and more recently Penelope, published last month…

Suzanne Zelazo on Janieta Eyre’s Eye Rhymes

“Eye Rhymes: An Introduction to the Photography of Janieta Eyre,” Suzanne Zelazo As an innovator and agitator, Janieta Eyre (1966–) has pioneered an integrative photographic aesthetic that pushes the boundaries…

Rachel Blau DuPlessis

Rachel Blau DuPlessis: March

March   Love, love!             mini-ode to the awkward heroes of sexology,             stroking, fucking, tonguing,              poking–while thoroughly              amazed!               And to shepherds!                           try to be kind, not bitter. Sit on the…

Madelaine Caritas Longman: white infinity net

white infinity net Snow touching snow. Petal and rhizome, asterisk, osteocyte. Splitcell and starry matrix of bone a sharp pain behind my left eye insomnia prickles bright as ice cream…

Fiction: An Excerpt from Daniel Zomparelli

  CRAIG HAS VERY NICE SKIN from Everything is Awful and You’re a Terrible Person (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2017) by Daniel Zomparelli My skin is sitting weirdly on my body…

Jennica Harper

Jennica Harper: INT. SHARON OLDS POEM—NIGHT

INT. SHARON OLDS POEM—NIGHT Sharon’s at the window, but you’re further down the page, waiting for her husband who will return now but not forever. Sharon’s legs are jelly from fucking,…

MH on Our Lady of Perpetual Realness and Other Stories

Our Lady of Perpetual Realness and Other Stories, Cason Sharpe. Metatron Press (2017). It’s 2017, the year of the great avocado toast debacle, and Cason Sharpe’s debut chapbook of short…

Review: The Doll’s Alphabet

The Doll’s Alphabet, Camilla Grudova, Coach House Books (2017). Camilla Grudova’s debut short story collection The Doll’s Alphabet is palpably weird. A gothic pastiche of peeling wallpaper, scurrying cockroaches, and…

Essays & Fragments: An Excerpt from Julia Cooper

A Loss for Words from The Last Word (Coach House Books, 2017) by Julia Cooper Here we are in the pews of a bright, white-walled church in the opening minutes…

Liz Harmer on Eileen Myles: Afterglow (a dog memoir)

Afterglow (a dog memoir), Eileen Myles. Grove Press (2017). People have feelings about dogs. Lots of feelings. Their antics are one of the Internet’s enduring consolations. I spent a whole…

Christina Turner on Guillaume Morissette: The Original Face

With The Original Face, Guillaume Morissette takes GIF art to the novel The Original Face, Guillaume Morissette. Véhicule Press (2017). “I don’t think I’ll ever make anything that’s even half as…

Jennifer Nelson’s Civilization Makes Me Lonely

Civilization Makes Me Lonely, Jennifer Nelson. Ahsahta Press (2016). The first two sheets of Jennifer Nelson’s Civilization Makes Me Lonely act as a palimpsest. Translucent paper covers Ahsahta Press’ emblem,…

Poem of the Week: Erín Moure from The Acts

_____1_____ compression. To use a kind of compression, so compressed that the links between the image/phrase break down, but the whole poem still retains its connection. inter-text. Using and repeating…

Suzette Mayr

Review: Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall

Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall, Suzette Mayr. Coach House Books (2017). It isn’t often we get to pair “campus novel” with “psychedelic,” yet here we are.…

Joshua Whitehead: Can You Be My Fulltime Daddy: White&Gold[Questionmark]

CAN YOU BE MY FULLTIME DADDY: WHITE&GOLD[QUESTIONMARK] : :: :: : : :::::: : : :: : : : :installingmusicsoftware: : :: :::: : : :: ::borntodierecordinstalled: :: : :…

Review: Too Much and Not the Mood

Too Much and Not the Mood, Durga Chew-Bose, HarperCollins Canada (2017) “I have no pen…and not much to say, or rather too much and not the mood,” wrote Virginia Woolf…

David Bradford on Fred Moten: The Service Porch

The Service Porch, Fred Moten, Letter Machine Editions (2016). See, I’m extended contraband and longtime release pharmaceutical gift to the english department. “uc santa barbara and crenshaw follies”   grammar…

Lee Maracle Conversation 10: On Appropriation

Most people seem to be using appropriation when they include a Native character in their story. One of the people who was accused of appropriation in the 1980s was the…

Essay: An Excerpt from Eden Robinson

The Haisla measure of intelligence is slightly different from that of mainstream culture. Three main indicators are an ability to trace your family roots back to mythic times, not having…

Sandra Simonds: Two Sonnets

IN REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER, THE WORLD IS FORMED Then undone, undid, undo. Into you’ll see until. No till nor record keeping, no tock unbinding. No backward grandfather clock unearthing. All…

Alessandro Porco on Steve Venright’s Variegraphy

I believe in domains of exis­tence vivid and com­pelling beyond even this mirac­u­lous real­ity we call the world.[i] – Steve Venright Canadian poet, pataphysician, and psychonaut Steve Venright has been…

Kyle Flemmer on Derek Beaulieu: a, A Novel

a, A Novel, Derek Beaulieu. Jean Boîte Éditions (2017). As the first entry in Jean Boîte Éditions’ new series of Uncreative Writing, Derek Beaulieu’s lengthy erasure poem a, A Novel…

Durga Chew-Bose: 3 Questions

Sometimes what feels risky to me might seem quite guarded to readers. –Durga Chew-Bose Tess Liem: In your writing, especially in “Heart Museum,” you use repetition to create rhythm and…

Moon Howl: Open Call Poetry Folio

For Lemon Hound 3.0.1’s first Open Call, we received hundreds of incredible submissions. After two years of hiatus, it’s no surprise that we returned to a poetry community that was…

Shriram Sivaramakrishnan

////////\///////// In a painting I never drew, an autumn forest awaits discovery under a torrent of tiny strokes, each an impression of my left thumb. The forest, a forest of…

Jessie Jones

BLOOM Scraped into shallow, almost hostile questions of spring, girl feels the full girlishness of her being flood in. The first tulip discovering its great head. Girl falls into the…

nathan dueck

WONDER Whom will we worship? With which weekly show? Wonder Woman TM! When will viewers bow down? Wednesdays! Which warrior wins network renown? Wonder Woman TM! Why will viewers bow…

Margaret Christakos

CHARGER 10 Click slideshow to advance.   ______ Margaret Christakos is a Canadian poet from Sudbury, Ontario, who has lived in Toronto since 1987. Recent books include Her Paraphernalia: On Motherlines, Sex/Blood/Loss…

Sonnet L’Abbé

LXXIX Googling “white peopling,” I stumbledupon proverbial anchor babies in Urban Dictionary. UD should call me queenpin for I pwn thespian terminology. The attitude my verse asdfghjkls is sonetic: phonetics…

Safiya Sinclair: from Cannibal

CRANIA AMERICANA   The Caucasian skull is large and oval, with well-proportioned features. The nasal bones are arched, the chin full, the teeth vertical. This race is distinguished for the facility…

Phoebe Wang: from Admission Requirements

  Excerpted from Admission Requirements by Phoebe Wang. Copyright © 2017 Phoebe Wang. Published by McClelland & Stewart, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with…

Marcus McCann: from Shut Up Slow Down Let Go Breathe

SEX AT THIRTY-ONE Here’s hunger’s sweet spot, extra dough, and a summary of my competencies, is what I thought the year would be. Under its canopy, I vowed to string…

Susan Briante: from The Market Wonders

Towards a Poetics of the Dow (excerpt) Everyday has a number attached to it. Great additions, subtractions. This is not just an aesthetic problem (see Ashbery). There is a “natural…

Gentle, Juliana Spahr

Nature, what is nature? What is eco? What is eco-poetics? What is nature-eco-poetics? How does feminism fit into nature eco poetics? What would a Vendana Shiva/Donna Haraway hybrid look like?…

The Gatekeepers and the Glass Ceiling, Notes Toward an Essay on The Count

  “The gatekeepers of literary culture—at least at magazines—are still primarily male.” If these gatekeepers are showing a gender bias, there’s not much room to make it up later. Let’s…

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