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Iceland launch of “Convergence / Samruni”

Dec 5, 2017

núna (now) Iceland Canada Art Convergence, Contemporary Verse 2: The Canadian Journal of Poetry and Critical Writing (CV2) & Ós Pressan present: IDENTITIES OF ARRIVAL AND SURVIVAL / LJÓÐADÖGURÐUR / POETRY BRUNCH

With readings by Virginia Gillard, Hannah Green, Jónína Lynn Kirton, Gerður Kristný, Anna Valdís Kro, angela rawlings, Magnús Sigurðsson, Randi W. Stebbins, Kristín Svava, and Michael Minor and video installation by Agata Wisniewsk. This launch is in celebration of "Convergence / Samruni," an issue of CV2 created in collaboration with núna (now).

DECEMBER 10, 2017 11.30 – 14.00
Aalto Bistro at the Nordic House, Iceland

Poetry Only: Hair Issue Launch

Jun 13, 2017

Our spring issue launch was so much fun! Thank you to everyone who came out, thank you to our talented readers, Molly Cross Blanchard, Seren Gagne, Erin O'Hara, and MJ Matheson, and a special thanks to Rachel Scramstad, for capturing the evening.

Young Buck Poetry Prize 2016 winners

Jan 6, 2017

And we have our winners! Once again, thank you to everyone who entered, and thank you George Murray for judging this year's contest.

honourable mention and $150 prize winner - Hic lacet Sepultus by Jessica Bebenek

honourable mention and $150 prize winner - Camping at Fort Stevens by Dominique Bernier-Cormier

first place and $1000 grand prize winner - Not Yet In Season by Mallory Tater


The winning poems will appear in our summer 2017 issue.