Monthly Archives: September 2011

House of Unfulfilled Dreams by Stephen Morrissey

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House of Unfulfilled Dreams   by Stephen Morrissey   The prose poem has always been a welcome form of poetry in the pages of Urban Graffiti from the very first issue of the litzine. It allows the poet to freely explore sometimes extremely difficult territory unhindered by form. The prose poem also allows the poet to rise beyond metaphor and begin to speak with an allegorical voice. I don’t know of a single major Canadian poet that hasn’t written in …

The Mad Girl Dreams of Cleaning Women by Lyn Lifshin

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Since it’s inception in July, 1993, Urban Graffiti has always received far more poetry than it could ever possibly use — rejecting almost 95 percent of the poetry submitted over it’s eighteen years as a paper-based litzine (largely due to the UG’s specific mandate). That said, ever so often a poem submitted would not only stand out as both an excellent poem in its own right, but an excellent example of the litzine’s overall mandate as well. Such a poem …

Front&Centre Magazine — Special Edition #25: edited by Matthew Firth, Bill Brown

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“Matthew Firth’s seminal, wonderful, creme-de-la-creme lit mag is a must for anyone remotely interested in bold new writing. Each issue is full of the cream of new, ballsy, international writing and should be devoured, cherished and held onto as gold-dust for when the painstakingly selected talent on offer make it inevitably massive. One of the very best which I heartily recommend you subscribe to.” ~Laura Hird The latest Special Edition of Front&Centre, Issue 25, is a collection of riveting new …