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

“mosom” by Samantha Marie Nock

Aug 21, 2019

Next up in the Seeds of Survival Series is "mosom" by Samantha Marie Nock. This poem was originally published in ndncountry, a special joint issue of CV2 and Prairie Fire. Sign up for Poetry Pause here to get your daily dose of poetry!

Samantha Marie Nock is a Cree-Métis writer, jr front end web developer, database nerd, and certified cat lady from the BC Peace Region. Her family originally comes from Île-à-la-Crosse (Sakitawak), Saskatchewan. She has been published in Canadian Art, Shameless Magazine, SAD Mag, GUTS Magazine, and PRISM International, amongst others. Samantha is host to the monthly podcast, Heavy Content, and also co-organizes a bimonthly community reading series called Poetry is Bad For You. She cares about radical decolonial love, coffee, corgis, and her two cats, Betty and Jughead. You can catch her tweeting @sammymarie or obnoxiously posting stories on insta @2broke4bingo.

“As You Wish” by Shirley Camia

Aug 20, 2019

The second poem we're featuring for our Poetry Pause spotlight—which we're calling the Seeds of Survival Series—is "As You Wish" by Shirley Camia. Originally published in issue 41.1 of CV2, this poem also appears in Shirley's new book, Mercy (Turnstone Press, 2019). Click here to subscribe to Poetry Pause and never miss a day of poetry!

Shirley Camia is a Filipina-Canadian poet and the author of four collections of poetry, including Children Shouldn’t Use Knives (At Bay Press, 2017) and The Significance of Moths (Turnstone Press, 2015). Her work has been featured in publications such as Contemporary Verse 2The New Quarterly, and TAYO. "As You Wish" is reprinted with permission from Turnstone Press.

“Signs of Chamomile” by Mollie Coles Tonn

Aug 19, 2019

In collaboration with Poetry Pause, a League of Canadian Poets initiative, we are featuring a poem per day this week from a past issue of CV2. First up in our Seeds of Survival Series is "Signs of Chamomile" by Mollie Coles Tonn, from issue 40.4 of CV2. We hope you enjoy! Subscribe here to have a poem delivered directly to your inbox every day.

Mollie Coles Tonn has been published in several journals including CV2, Event, Room, The Antigonish Review, Grain, Arc and The Vault. She won 3rd Place in the 2016 Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award Contest by Prairie Fire, and was a finalist in the 2017 Malahat Review Open Season contest. She is also the co-creator of the SoCo Collective which facilitates community learning about crucial social movements.