Vallum. Volume 2. Number 1.
by Editors Joshua Auerbach and Eleni Zisimatos Auerbach. P.O. Box 48003 Montreal Quebec H2V 4S8 Canada. vallummag.com
Book Review by Michael Basinski
I lost this review too in the pressed the wrong button hasty moment. But I wanted to write that this is a full service magazine ’ it got poems ’ it got reviews ’ it got essay. Got it all sassy! Enough and when I came to find myself reading it page by page (a thing I don’t do with magazines much anymore) I found I liked it. This is not your small press poetry magazine but poetry is big enough for several places of poetry. What a drag if everyplace were New York! But this is Montreal and I was way pleased to be reading Nicole Brossard ’ who is one of the north’s best. … I mean the world’s best for sure. But let me get on with reading and I came across this poem called CUNT by Joanne Merriam and I had to stop and read it once, twice and three times (wouldn’t you) and let me write here Merriam’s last line: ‘See how moonlight’s sharp music breaks all your windows.’ I have glass all over my office. I have glass everywhere in the parlor, on the couch. And there are birds. And fish. And there is glass all over everything. That’s what reading Vallum is and the sound.
Made with ♥ in Baltimore.