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Toronto ADVANCE launch of CAROUSEL #31 at The Black Swan Tavern

In association with National Poetry Month and in collaboration with the Livewords reading series, we would like to announce the Toronto advance launch of CAROUSEL #31! Carousel #31 is a magazine that offers hybrid literature for mutant readers. The pre-release launch party will take place on Thursday, April 04, 2013 beginning at 7:30pm at the Black Swan Tavern (154 Danforth Ave, 2nd floor).

Featured Readers for the launch include:

Louise Carson

Sonia Di Placido

Nico Mara-McKay

David Reibetanz

Mary Rykov

Lizzy Violet

Liz Worth

Catriona Wright

SPECIAL EVENT OFFER — You can support Carousel by picking up Issue 31 for only $10. Take an advance copy of #31 home and they will also mail you #32 when it comes out towards the end of the year. Or you can go bigger and subscribe to the next 4 issues for only $20!

CAROUSEL #31, the forthcoming issue, will appear on newsstands in May 2013. The issue features new poetry, fiction and visual pieces.

We are also incredibly pleased to announce that Carousel #31 will be shining a critical spotlight on the Guernica First Poets Series, which was established in 2007 for the purpose of fostering and showcasing fresh, dynamic work from emerging authors.

Carousel #31 will also contain an interview with Series Editor and Guernica author Elana Wolff, who will discuss the evolution of the imprint and the importance of nurturing emerging voices. Additionally, the three most recent First Poet Series authors — Sonia Di Placido, David Reibetanz and Liz Worth — were invited to present works in the journal, specifically relating them to their First Poets collections or discussing the process of moving forward into new territory.

Also in the issue: Retchin Pump profiles and interviews California-based mixed-media artist / zine maker Souther Salazar and additionally discusses The Trading Tortoise, his traveling art project which focuses on connecting communities through the exploration of objects and stories. Jason Paradiso looks at the work of Andreas Scheiger, who creates letterform sculptures that offer a kind of fictionalized anthropological investigation into the ‘Evolution of Type’. In the special section, the 4PANEL team of Rosaire Appel, Derik A Badman, Michael DeForge, Larry Eisenstein, Jim Johnstone, Jesse Jacobs, Aaron Linton, Billy Mavreas, Andrei Molotiu, Marc Ngui, MTML, Sarah Scope and Tin Can Forest continue to unearth the literary and experimental possibilities of the sequential strip.

Be sure to order your copy of Carousel #31 as soon as it becomes available!

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