Litlive revives!

At long last, a new issue of Litlive is here! After a redesign of our website this fall, we set to work on pulling together pieces from across the country for a relaunch of the publication after a nearly year-long lull.
Our lead feature in this issue is a compelling and well-argued essay by VanSlam's Chris Gilpin, called Slam Poetry Does Not Exist. Next up, Ian Ferrier gives us a look behind the scenes during the tour of his newest show, For Body and Light. These dispatches from the road give you a taste of tour life, both good and bad. If you're interested in learning more about touring your spoken word show on the Fringe circuit, take a look at Ian Ferrier's companion piece, The Litlive Guide for Poets at the Fringe. In reviews, we have Tanya Evanson looking at Kaie Kellough's newest recording, creole continuum, and Luna Allison dives into Tanya Evanson's Language for Gods.
On a sadder note, it's been a hard fall for many of us in the Canadian spoken word scene. Those who knew and loved Zaccheus Jackson and Nik Beat have struggled with their untimely deaths just a few months ago. In Memoriam pays tribute to these two great poets.
We'll be taking a new approach to Litlive over the coming months. We'll be gradually releasing issue content over the period of a couple months rather than all at once like with issues past. We hope the suspense keeps on the edge of your seat! If you're interested in contributing to Litlive, we're open to blog posts and story ideas from both emerging and experienced writers. Just drop me a line at editors (at) litlive (dot) ca.
In word-idarity,
Luna Allison

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