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The Maynard

online poetry magazine

Spring 2017 Issue
April 15, 2017

The Spring 2017 issue of The Maynard has arrived! Begin browsing our latest issue by clicking here.

 

 


Re- View #3: 100 Days
February 15, 2017

Happy 2017 from The Maynard! Our first offering of the shiny, new year is a View. This is the fourth installment in the new feature, begun last year of Inter- and Re- Views from past contributors and editors. So far, we've reviewed Jonina Kirton’s full-length poetry collection and Eleanor Kedney’s poetry chapbook, and interviewed Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliot Clarke and Vancouver poet Surya Govender.

In this Review, advisory board members and editors Jami Macarty and Nick Hauck have a conversation about 100 Days, Kenyan-Canadian poet Juliane Okot Bitek’s debut collection written of, about, and out of genocide. Read the review of this powerful and arresting book here.

 

The title, readers come to learn, refers to the period of time from April 6th, 1994 to July 16th, 1994 when members of the Hutu ethnic majority in the east African nation of Rwanda murdered as many as 800,000 people, mostly of the Tutsi minority—The Rwandan Genocide.

— Jami Macarty on 100 Days

 

 


Inter- View #1
December 15, 2016

 

In 2016, The Maynard began a new feature Views: Re- and Inter-, to complement the spring and fall issues and dialogue with contemporary poetry. In June and in August, we published Re- 1 and 2. This month, we present the first Inter-. The format's simple. For Interviews, the same set of questions is sent to two past contributors and we publish their responses side by side.

How many questions, you ask? Thank you! Some play twenty questions. Others ask a baker’s dozen. Poets might ask a sonnet or villanelle of questions. The Maynard asks a double Ottava Rima, the equivalent of a fifth of a bushel of oranges, a “sweet” of sixteen questions.

The first Inter- features Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliot Clarke, whose “Victoria Summons Hall” was published in the Spring 2015 issue and Vancouver poet Surya Govender, whose “White Socks” was published in the Fall 2015 issue and nominated for the Best of The Net 2016. Click here to read their beautiful, thoughtful, and funny responses.

 

 


Fall 2016 Issue
October 15, 2016

The October 2016 issue of The Maynard is now available. We invite you to dig into this Fall feast for your eyes and ears by clicking here.

Read, listen and share!

 

 


Re- View #2: The Offering
August 15, 2016

In The Maynard’s second View, our Review is of a chapbook, The Offering, by Eleanor Kedney. Advisory Board members and editors Jami Macarty and Nick Hauck conduct the Review as a conversational interrogatory, a quest to shed respectful light on Kedney’s artistic intentions. integrities, and impacts. “Good to See You,” one of the poems in Kedney’s hot-off-the-presses chapbook, appeared in The Maynard’s fall 2015 issue.

Read the Review by clicking here.

 

Slowly, I feel the hierarchy of standard taxonomy and classification is dissolved and the “roles” plants and rocks play in this dissolution are essential to the process of mourning and loss, which perhaps eases the pain of losing (a) human life.

— Nicholas Hauck on The Offering

 

 


Introducing Views
June 15, 2016

The editors of The Maynard are excited to introduce a new feature: Views. We keep the format simple. For Reviews, two people read one book and talk about it, then we publish the conversation; for Interviews, the same set of questions is sent to two contributors and we publish their responses side by side. Views, both Re- and Inter-, complement our spring and fall issues as dialogues on and with contemporary poetry.

Our first Review features Page As Bone Ink As Blood by Jónína Kirton. Read the Review by clicking here.

 

I do see a conflict, or a struggle, maybe, to come to terms with the desire for truth, needing secrecy and privacy, and acknowledging that voice/story occupy the in-between that comes up in many of the poems.

— Nicholas Hauck on Page As Bone Ink As Blood

 

 


Spring 2016 Issue
April 23, 2016

The Spring 2016 issue of The Maynard has arrived! Begin browsing our latest issue by clicking here.

 

 


Fall 2015 Issue
October 15, 2015

The Fall 2015 issue of The Maynard has arrived! We are excited to present this latest issue, guest edited by our Advisory Board, Jami Macarty and Nick Hauck. Begin browsing our latest issue by clicking here.

 

 


Spring 2015 Issue
April 15, 2015

It's National Poetry Month in Canada and the USA. To help celebrate and honor poetry, we present the Spring 2015 issue of The Maynard. Begin browsing our latest issue by clicking here.

 

 


Fall 2014 Issue
September 20, 2014

We are excited to announce the arrival of the Fall 2014 issue of The Maynard, proudly featuring the voices of thirteen poets. Begin browsing our latest issue by clicking here.

 

 


Spring 2014 Issue
April 17, 2014

 

The Spring 2014 issue of The Maynard is here! Begin browsing our latest issue by clicking here.


Call for Cover Art
February 26, 2014

Thanks to those who have submitted to our spring issue! The submissions for poetry are now closed, but we have decided to put out a call for cover art. Please click here for details.


Fall 2013 Issue
October 31, 2013

The Fall 2013 issue of The Maynard is here! Begin browsing our latest issue by clicking here.

 

We’re back!
May 12, 2013

We are excited to announce that The Maynard  has been revived! Our next issue will be coming out October 2013, and our new editorial team is looking for your submissions. For details see our call for submissions.

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