VALLUM MAGAZINE Issue 15:1 Memory and Loss LAUNCH w/Julie Mannell Heather L Kelly Noah Zacharin Canisia Lubrin Devon Gallant Tamar Rubin Brian Henderson Laurie D. Graham Emily Rosello Mercurio Bill Howell Zach Pearl knife | fork | book

Launch pad

SATURDAY 3PM DAVID ALEXANDER launches his Nightwood Editions debut, AFTER THE HATCHING OVEN with special guests, LILLIAN NECAKOV + JEFF LATOSIK. 7PM ZED PRESS storm Toronto with two new chapbooks/poets HANAN HAZIME AORTA + KHASHAYAR MOHAMMADI MOE’S SKIN

Poetry. Here.  knife | fork | book

Photos: KIRBY

Egg fresh

after hatching

In poems that are both freewheeling and socially incisive (often at once), the chicken’s burden to be caged within a world we think we own achieves, along with Alexander’s poetic gift, artistic liftoff. After the Hatching Oven is a vital paean to freedom. It soars.  – Jeff Latosik

DAVID ALEXANDER After the Hatching Oven (Nightwood Editions) TORONTO LAUNCH SATURDAY APRIL 21 3PM


knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor (walk-up above Bunner’s Bakery)

“It’s Friday night.”

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Catriona. Mercedes. Daphne. Cecily. Thanks for holding the space so dear with us last night.  knife | fork | book

Special thanks to Kevin Williams and Talonbooks for releasing such great work into the world, making last night possible.
Photos: KIRBY