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 beginning is unidentifiable, much like pointing out one or two or all of those responsible is a complex and perhaps even unending endeavour. I don’t mean to suggest that people should not be held responsible. It’s just not black and white. Answerability is layered and blame can be byzantine.
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.
To document parallels here, as elsewhere, in the poems is to document genealogy, and I think, more importantly to this poet, to keep alive familial connections. That makes me think again of phenomenology, being used as a way to understand, place in perspective, even normalize, death, and to measure grief.
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.
There are many voices being taken up in these poems, voices that are not light—sometimes witness, sometimes victim, then healer and healing, among others still. But at no point in the collection do I feel that the writer/speaker takes the clear, sole position as victim. There’s too much in process for it to be reduced to victimhood.
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.
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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