Membership update

A monthly update: see who’s new to the League and what’s new with Leaguers. 

New Members

Lara Bozabalian

Anders Carson

Shayne Coffin

Ruth Daniel

Sierra Rose Lutz-Dennis

Diana Hayes

Jeremy Luke Hill is the publisher at Gordon Hill Press, a literary publisher based in Guelph, Ontario. He is also the Managing Director of Vocamus Writers Community, a non-profit community organization that supports book culture in Guelph. He has written a collection of poetry, short prose, and photography called Island Pieces; four chapbooks of poetry called Poetry of Thought, CanCon, Trumped, and These My Streets; two poetry broadsheets called Grounded and Indexical; and an ongoing series of poetry broadsheets called Conversations with Viral Media. He also writes a semi-regular column on chapbooks for The Town Crier. His writing has appeared in The Bull Calf, CV2, EVENT Magazine, Filling Station, Free Fall, The Goose, HA&L, The Maynard, paperplates, Queen Mob’s Tea House, The Rusty Toque, The Town Crier, and The Windsor Review. 

Thomas Leduc lives in Sudbury with his wife and two kids. Tom’s been writing poetry and short stories for several years. He was Poet Laureate of the City of Greater Sudbury for a two-year term, 2014-16. As Laureate, he put poetry on city busses, ran a Young Writers’ Guild, and wrote poetry for the city and multiple events. Including the CBC’s Up North program and city council. Tom is a regular participant in the Sudbury public library’s Open Mic night. His involvement in the community also entails working with Wordstock, Northern Lights Festival Boreal, and Reading Town. Tom is the current President of the of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild and has been a member for several years.  In 2012, He won the Vale Living with Lakes Centre competition with his poem “Northern Lake”. It was subsequently published in the “Our Lakes Shall Set Us Free” anthology, and a framed copy of My Northern Lake hangs above the Margaret Atwood fireplace in the Living with Lakes Centre in Sudbury. Recently Tom Wrote an article for Write magazine summer 2018 issue on his initiative to put poetry on Sudbury hiking trails. His first book of poetry titled Slagflowers will be coming out in the spring of 2019, published by Latitude 46.

Jane Shi

Susan Stenson

Matthew Stepanic is a queer writer based in Edmonton, the editor of GLASS BUFFALO, and the poetry editor of EIGHTEEN BRIDGES. He is currently the 2019 Writer in Residence for the Edmonton Public Library. He is the co-author of the collaborative novel PROJECT COMPASS (Monto Books, 2017) and the author of RELYING ON THAT BODY (Glass Buffalo Publishing, 2018), a poetry chapbook about RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE. Alongside Jason Purcell, he manages Glass Bookshop, Edmonton’s newest bookstore that promises a curated reading life.



Member News

Rebecca Banks presents:

Subterranean Blue Poetry (Volume VII Issue IV) April 2019 – Titled: “My Paris Apartment” Featuring: Mike McNamara, James Fenton, Jackie Sizemore . . . and more. 

Working on Subterranean Blue Poetry Imprints! A Poetry Book for Gregg Dotoli and for Margaret Saine. More poetry candy from Subterranean Blue Poetry. Be a part of the Montreal underground, Be a Subterranean Blue Poetry Imprint.

A Submission Call: The Black Orchid Series: Songs of the Summer Night, Summer in my hand, the heat of Summer, the Calling of the Muses of heat and memory, of a lover . . .

We pay: $10 per poem, $20 per Of Poetic Interest . . ., $20 per Masthead Photo.

Deadline: Open.


“all the poetry, everywhere”

“for those subterranean blues”

Marvyne Jenoff‘s poem “Dinosaur Aloft,” will be posted in the LCP’s Poetry Pause series on March 18, 2019.

Susan McCaslin’s new mixed-genre volume of creative-nonfiction (poetry, personal narrative, reflective essays, dialogue, imaginary letters), Superabundantly Alive: Thomas Merton’s Dance with the Feminine (Woodlake), was launched in Vancouver on Feb. 6 at the Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace. A synopsis, bio, and reviews may be found at the publisher’s website.

Upcoming events:

Sat. March 9, a launch of Susan McCaslin and J.S. Porter’s, Superabundantly AliveThomas Merton’s Dance with the Feminine (Wood Lake, 2018), Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave., Salt Spring Island, BC, 1 pm. Host, Elsie Mountford:

Thurs. March 14, a reading and conversation with Susan McCaslin on her collaborative book of creative nonfiction with J.S. Porter, Superabundantly AliveThomas Merton’s Dance with the Feminine (Wood Lake, 2018), Banyen Books, 3608 W. 4thAve., Vancouver, BC, 6:30-8 pm, hosted by Jacob Steele.

Friday March 29Susan will be hosting a poetry reading at an art exhibition by Edith Krause and Friends, “An Avian Alphabet—it’s for the birds,” at The Fort Gallery, 9048 Glover Rd., Fort Langley, BC, Friday March 29, 2019, 7-9: bird poems read by Deb Dejong, Heidi Greco, Lee Johnson, Susan McCaslin, Ray McGinnnis  & Celeste Snowber, 7-9 pm.