Our blog is a place for CV2 staff to post about upcoming events and news related to CV2.

Congratulations to the 2015 Young Buck Winners

Feb 23, 2016

Meet the 2015 Young Buck winners, selected by Sara Peters! The winning poems will appear in our summer 2016 issue.

 DOYALI ISLAM, grand prize winner.

Doyali Islam’s poems have been published in Kenyon Review Online, Grain, and Arc, among other places. Currently, she is undertaking a Chalmers Arts Fellowship to teach herself the basics of parkour and to investigate how this movement practice will change her poetics. For two years, she curated and hosted Conspiracy of 3 Literary Reading Series out of North Bay. She is 31 and lives in Toronto. Find her at


 DOMINIQUE BERNIER-CORMIER, honourable mention.

Dominique Bernier-Cormier is a poet and non-fiction writer from Montreal. His work has recently appeared in Scrivener Creative Review, and is forthcoming in The Malahat Review and BookThug's BafterC. He is currently the poetry editor at PRISM international.


 MALLORY TATER, honourable mention.

Mallory Tater is a poet and fiction writer from Ottawa pursuing her MFA at the University of British Columbia. Her work has been published in PRISM international, CV2, The Malahat Review, Poetry is Dead, and others.


 JOEL VAUGHAN, honourable mention.

Joel W. Vaughan works as a printer’s apprentice in Massey College, Toronto. His work has appeared in such publications as Geist, Vox, and Broken Pencil, among others.


Thank you to everyone who submitted and a huge thanks to our Judge Sara Peters!

We can't wait to see what poetry next year's Young Buck contest will bring.

Out of Line issue launch

Nov 17, 2015

This Fall 2015 issue of CV2 is a collaborative project with The Winnipeg Review celebrating 40 years of poetry and critical writing in Canada.

CV2 celebrated our 40th anniversary with an issue launch at McNally Robinson Thursday, Nov 12, 2015. Photos by Janine Tschuncky.

Katherena Vermette, Michelle Elrick, Ray Hsu, Jonathan Ball, Chimwemwe Undi, and Jennifer Still, readers for the celebratory launch.


After the readings out of town guests, readers and audience members mingled, talked and exchanged stories about CV2.

Here's to 40 more!

Third Annual Undead Poets Society Social

Oct 20, 2015

It's that time of year again! Put your undead poet costumes together and get ready for some sophisticatedly eerie fun.

The 2015 Undead Poets Society Social will be hosted on October 24th at Fools & Horses (379 Broadway). The evening will include readings by local poets, drinks served up by costumed bartenders and music by CRUX. Doors open at 8:00PM and there is a $10 cover (limited capacity) or $15 pre-reserved tickets. (For advanced tickets contact:

You can also find the event on Facebook.

We encourage dressing up and there will be prizes for the most inspired poetic or literary costumes!

Carpe Cerrebulum!