TONIGHT! Lemon Hound launches issue #6/ 1st anniversary! Friday, September 27th!

Since its inception, Lemon Hound has evolved from the personal blog of the inimitable Sina Queyras into a full-fledged bimonthly web magazine that publishes poetry, criticism, and commentary with a special (but not exclusive) focus on experimental writing and female voices. It's now one year since the publication moved from blogspot to, so in celebration of Lemon Hound’s first anniversary as an online literary journal, please join us tonight, the 27th of September (Friday) at 7 p.m. for an unforgettable night of readings by an all star cast: Anita Lahey, Josip Novakovich, Dani Couture, Robin Richardson, Clara Aimee Wall and Nicholas Papaxanthos.

Anita Lahey

Anita Lahey’s second collection of poems, Spinning Side Kick, was released by VĂ©hicule Press (of Montreal) in 2011. Her first book, Out to Dry in Cape Breton (2006), was nominated for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and the Ottawa Book Award, and she is a past winner of the Great Blue Heron Poetry Prize and the Ralph Gustafson Prize for Best Poem. She served as editor of Arc Poetry Magazine from 2004 to 2011, and is also a journalist who has written on a wide range of topics for publications such as The Walrus, Maisonneuve, Toronto Life, and Quill & Quire.

Josip Novakovich

Josip Novakovich, a short-story writer, novelist and writer of narrative essays, was born in 1956 what is now Croatia and grew up under the authoritarian rule of Marshal Tito near the Hungarian border in the central Croatian town of Daruvar. He studied medicine in Serbia, and then moved to America, where his mother had been born, and continued his studies, in psychology and then in creative writing, at Vassar College and at Yale. He lives in Montreal, where he teaches creative writing at Concordia University, and he has recently taken Canadian citizenship. His three short-story collections, Yolk, Salvation and Other Disasters and Infidelities: Stories of War and Lust, all contain work that is darkly comic. He is known in particular for his depiction of violence, and for his writing about the Yugoslav war and its atrocities. His writing has been notably published in America, and Keith Botsford in The Republic of Letters praised him for “an economy of style and narrative that all good readers will relish.”

Dani Couture

Dani Couture is the author of two collections of poetry: Good Meat (Pedlar Press, 2006) and Sweet (Pedlar Press, 2010). Sweet was named one of Maisy’s Best Books of 2010 by Maisonneuve Magazine and nominated for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry; Sweet won the ReLit Award for poetry. In 2011, Dani also received an Honour of Distinction from The Writers’ Trust Dayne Ogilvie Prize. Her debut novel, Algoma, was published in fall 2011 by Invisible Publishing. Her writing has appeared in a number of publications including The Globe and Mail, Grain, The Walrus, and a number of anthologies. She is the literary editor at This Magazine and office manager at The Walrus Foundation, which publishes The Walrus. Couture is currently at work on a second novel. Her third collection of poetry is forthcoming from Mansfield Press in Spring 2014.

Robin Richardson

Robin Richardson is the author of  Knife Throwing Through Self-Hypnosis (forthcoming with ECW Press, 2013) and Grunt of the Minotaur (Insomniac Press, 2011).  Her work has appeared in many journals including Best Canadian Poetry 2013, Tin House, Arc, Fjords, Witness, The Berkeley Poetry Review, The Malahat Review, and The Cortland Review. She has been shortlisted for the ReLit award, longlisted for the CBC Poetry Award, and has won the John B. Santoianni Award (awarded by The Academy of American Poets) and the Joan t. Baldwin Award. She holds an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence, and currently divides her time between Toronto, and New York.

Clara Aimee Wall

Aimee Wall is a writer from Newfoundland currently studying translation at Concordia University. Her essays, criticism and translations have appeared and are forthcoming in Maisonneuve, Lemon Hound, Matrix Magazine and The Coming Envelope.

Nicholas Papaxanthos

Nicholas Papaxanthos is currently living in Montreal, pursuing an MA with a focus in creative writing at Concordia University. He recently put together the chapbook Teeth, Untucked with Proper Tales Press, and has been published in the anthologies Lake Effect 5 and 529, as well as in The New Chief Tongue 10Sandwich Review, and This Magazine.

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