Current Issue

The Interview Issue

. Vol. 45 No.3


Meditations Between Emergencies

By Marika Prokosh
After Frank O’Hara / The night before they table the city budget I walk to Sherbrook Pool after dinner and for the first time this year the sun is still visible, or...

This Spring

By Kamila Rina
I am sitting cross-legged on my couch, watching my breathing intently like a miracle or a disaster in the making, paying attention to each slide of smooth muscle along the rib cage,...

I’ll Dial Your Number

By Jane Shi
5 You offer to run him over with your wheelchair. I come to you deceived and smelling of fish oil. You pat my back with your hospital gown grin. It’s so soft...


Nightlight by David Barrick

Reviewed by SJ Grimes

Letdown by Sonia Greenfield

Reviewed by Jeri Theriault

The Truth is Told Better This Way by Liz Worth

Reviewed by Melanie Janisse-Barlow

Throwing the Diamond Hitch by Emily Ursuliak

Reviewed by Michael Roberson


Winter Issue Launch

By Contemporary Verse 2
  Join us on Thursday, January 26, at 7pm CT on Zoom as we launch our Winter Issue with readings...

Submissions Are Now Open For The Animal Issue!

By Contemporary Verse 2
“But my courage is roaring like the sound of the sun ‘Cause it’s vain about its mane and will reveal...

Youth Poetry and Art Workshop

By Contemporary Verse 2
Announcing CV2's first zine-making workshop! Open to youth ages 16 to 18, the free and in-person workshop will be facilitated...