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Out of Line: Celebrating 40 Years

Oct 11, 2015

Contemporary Verse 2 celebrates 40 years of publishing, not by looking back, but by paying homage to the future of poetry.

The Fall 2015 issue of CV2 is a collaborative project with The Winnipeg Review celebrating 40 years of poetry and critical writing in Canada. The "Out of Line" issue features a conversation with Katherena Vermette, visual art curated by Kegan McFadden for "A Putting Down of Roots," a discussion with with Ray Hsu (accompanied by fabulous photos by Joey Armstrong), an interview with some of Winnipeg's young poets, as well as a strong collection of photography, poetry, essays and reviews.

This unique issue breaks free from CV2's usual aesthetic to combine words, images, and design together in what has become a beautiful and unique collaboration from a wide array of artists.

Purchase the issue from our website by clicking here.

 

And there's more! 

There are still three more events happening in the next two months as a part of "A Putting Down of Roots," CV2's 40 year celebration: 

- Wednesday, October 21 @ 12:30pm, Gallery 1C03, University of Winnipeg: Readings from Hannah Green and Sharanpal Ruprai

- Thursday, November 12 @ 7pm, McNally Robinson: Launch of CV2's fall issue, which includes written content accompanying the exhibit.

- Friday, November 13 @ 2:30-5:30pm, Room 2M70, University of Winnipeg: Writer's panels. Speakers include Jonathan Ball, Dennis Cooley, Clarise Foster, Ray Hsu, Maurice Mierau, Michelle Elrick, Jennifer Still and Katherena Vermette



Young Buck Poetry Prize deadline extended

Oct 6, 2015

We've extended the deadline for submissions to this year's Young Buck Poetry Prize to Nov 1, 2015.

Full contest information



“A Putting Down of Roots” joint exhibit with Gallery 1C03

Aug 26, 2015

This fall CV2 and Gallery 1C03 present "A Putting Down of Roots: 40 Years of CV2," an exhibition and symposia. Gallery 1C03, located at the University of Winnipeg, will be running an exhibition of artworks and CV2 history from September 17 through to November 14, 2015. Readings and panel discussions will take place during this time. Accompanying materials will be published in CV2's Fall 2015 issue.

Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, noon to 4pm and Saturdays 1 to 4pm. Admission is free and all are welcome. Accessible location. Gallery 1C03 is located on the first floor in Centernnial Hall at the University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg.

Artists include Ben Cove, Hock E Aye VI Edgar Heap of Birds, Divya Mehra, Natasha Peterson, Erdem Taşdelen, Lawrence Weiner, John Will and Laurel Woodcock. Writers in this project include Jonathan Ball, Katherena Vermette, Ray Hsu, Ken Norris, Jennifer Still, Lori Cayer, Garry Thomas Morse and more.

Events at Gallery 1C03, Winnipeg

Thursday, September 17, 4-6pm
Opening reception

Friday, September 25 @ 12:30pm
Readings from Garry Thomas Morse and Lori Cayer

Wednesday, October 7 @ 12:30pm
Readings from Katherena Vermette and Rosanna Deerchild

Wednesday, October 21 @ 12:30pm
Readings from Hannah Green and Sharanpal Ruprai

Event at McNally Robinson Grant Park, Winnipeg

Thursday, November 12 @ 7pm, McNally Robinson
Launch of CV2's fall issue, which includes written content accompanying the exhibit.

Writer's panels

Friday, November 13 @ 2:30-5:30pm, Room 2M70, University of Winnipeg 
Writer's panels speakers include Jonathan Ball, Dennis Cooley, Clarise Foster, Ray Hsu, Maurice Mierau, Michelle Elrick, Jennifer Still and Katherena Vermette.