Toronto Poetry Vendors

(in)dispensable poetry


TPV produces two issues a year. The most recent is our Spring 2013 “smut and heartbreak” issue, featuring:

Lynn Crosbie
Jeramy Dodds
Paula Eisenstein
Benjamin Hackman
Stevie Howell
Sandy Pool
Mark Sampson
Gillian Savigny
Jacob Scheier
Natalie Zina Walschots

Spring 2012 out-of-towner issue

Stephanie Bolster
Michael Crummey
Gabe Foreman
David Hickey
George Murray
David O’Meara
Sandra Ridley
Sue Sinclair
Gillian Sze
Nick Thran

May 2011

Linda Besner
Laurie D. Graham
Mathew Henderson
Aisha Sasha John
Nathaniel G. Moore
Sachiko Murakami
Adam Seelig
Moez Surani
Souvankham Thammavongsa
Matthew Tierney

The September 2010 issue featured the following Toronto-based poets:

Nancy Jo Cullen
Angela Hibbs
Jim Johnstone
Jeff Latosik
Michael Lista
Pasha Malla
Leigh Nash
Lindsay Tipping
Aaron Tucker
Zoe Whittall

Our inaugural issue was released April 2010, consisting of 10 handmade broadsides by 10 Toronto poets:

-Kevin Connolly
-Dani Couture
-Elisabeth de Mariaffi
-Andrew Faulkner
-Jacob McArthur Mooney
-Stuart Ross
-Jenny Sampirisi
-Meaghan Strimas
-Carey Toane
-Paul Vermeersch

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To get your hands on these candy-coloured little babies, visit one of our machines.


  TPV is online « Toronto Poetry Vendors wrote @

[…] its launch in April. So this is the place to find a poetry vending machine, come out to an event, check out the issues, and contact us. […]

  A new home for Spearmint « Toronto Poetry Vendors wrote @

[…] crank-operated contraption. Join us October 17 for a launch, featuring readings by poets from our brand new fall 2010 issue and hosted by TPV co-publisher Elisabeth De Mariaffi. Check the details and RSVP […]

  Toronto Poetry Vendors | eight cuts wrote @

[…] Later this month we’re launching Wafer Thins, our single story zines. I’ll make absolutely no secret of the fact that this was inspired by this absolutely fantastic project in Toronto (why is it whenever I hear about something amazing, it’s always in Toronto?). Toronto Poetry Vendors is just what you’d think. Vending machines. In Toronto. That will sell you poetry. Take a look here for the issues you can, er, vend. […]

  TPV’s Top 30 for fall « Toronto Poetry Vendors wrote @

[…] poets who have contributed thus far, from Linda Besner to Zoe Whittall. (For a full list, see our Issues page.) Now’s your chance to stock up on back issues and collect all 30! Advertisement […]

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