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In Nature’s Fold: Animism in Poetry

Summer 2012 · Vol. 35 No. 1

To delve deeper into the relationship between poetry and nature, we are pleased to have celebrated Canadian poet John Steffler in conversation with poet and editor Sharon Caseburg.

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Poetry Only

Spring 2012 · Vol. 34 No. 4

There are thirty-nine poets in this issue, and that many and more new poems. Pick a few—plant ’em all, sprinkle with attention and then let your imagination grow. We guarantee it is worth the effort.

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The Winter Issue

Winter 2012 · Vol. 34 No. 3

Maureen Scott Harris and Jan Horner in conversation. New poetry by Robyn Sarah, Margaret Sweatman, Jan Conn, Shane Neilson, Raoul Fernandes and Kathy Mac.

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The Open Issue

Fall 2011 · Vol. 34 No. 2

We interview Jennifer Still, and bill bissett and David Eso invent a new form of the interview. This issue includes poems translated into French, winners from our past two contests, new book reviews, and, of course, lots of poetry.

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Online Imagination

Summer 2011 · Vol. 34 No. 1

Rachel Zolf speaks about her recent online poetry project, “The Tolerance Project.” Jonathan Ball and Colin Smith discuss parasitic poetry, procedural techniques, and flarf.

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Poetry Only

Spring 2011 · Vol. 33 No. 4

Poetry by George Elliott Clarke, Tanis MacDonald, Evelyn Lau, and others in our annual issue of nothing but poetry. Also in this issue are the winners of the 2010 2-Day Poem Contest.

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The Open Issue

Winter 2011 · Vol. 33 No. 3

Featuring new work by Montreal poets Endre Farkas and Carolyn Marie Souaid, the winners of CV2’s “Show Me the Book” Contest and of course, fine new writing by some of Canada’s most talented new and familiar poets.

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The Keystone of Canadian Poetry Turns 35

Fall 2010 · Vol. 33 No. 2

The second of two issues celebrating thirty-five years of publishing. This special 160-page issue is packed with poetry from seventy-five Canadian poets whose work has been published in CV2 over the past twenty-five years, from 1985 to the present.

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The Early Years

Summer 2010 · Vol. 33 No. 1

The first of two issues in celebration of Contemporary Verse 2‘s thirty-five years of fine poetry. We focus on the first ten years of the journal’s history, from its founding in 1975 by Dorothy Livesay until 1985, when the magazine underwent a complete overhaul – resulting in radical changes not only to the editorial structure but to the size, look and publishing mandate of the magazine.

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Poetry Only

Spring 2010 · Vol. 32 No. 4

With this installment of “Poetry Only”, CV2 is very pleased to present new work by a couple of CV2’s most illustrious alumni: Sylvia Legris, Tim Bowling, and Mary di Michele, as well as work from an amazing array of perhaps less familiar but very awesome poets, including Darren Bifford, Marita Dachsel and Elisabeth de Mariaffi.