Boy; or Oysters

Untitled, Mithila Rajavel – “Like a lily at dawn / would bend to dew.” Fan’s beautiful poem, published in AV 140.1, uses innovative language, themes and form to create a comparison between intimacy and the natural world. Fan is an (incredibly talented) regular in Toronto literary circles, and we’re so happy that his work has

An Entrancement of Earrings: (Sea Glass Earrings)

Today we have a stunning set of photography and writing by Suzannah V. Evans. The photographs included is entitled ‘Creel’ (featured image) and ‘Line of birds’ (below). Suzannah’s surrealist fiction is a conversation between two pieces of sea glass that eventually become earrings: there is a green tint to this thoughtful piece that layers feelings

Dementia, Do your Worst

Featured image: Untitled, Hio Fae. Hio Fae impressed us in “Dementia, Do your Worst” with her evocative language, masterful use of enjambment and a poignant finality that comes from a delicate attempt at a difficult subject matter. Look forward to new work and some of our favourite past poems from the AV Blog every Wednesday

Ink Pad Poem 1 & two evenings parallel to one salt-baked fish

Editor’s Note: Hello and welcome to Acta’s first blog post in five (5!!!) years!  We are so excited to relaunch (and grow!) this platform. Our pilot post is by two artists we know and love from our Winter 2018 issue, Terry Abrahams (his blog and his twitter) and Sacha Archer (his blog and his small

Acta Recommends: Q Space on College

Walking into Q Space on a weekday, you can expect to see almost anything: a guy Skyping with his girlfriend, a heated discussion on how best to organize a group concert, poets setting up for their reading later in the evening, students typing away busily at their Macbooks. In the tradition of Europe’s betahaus and Toronto’s Centre

Acta Selection Meeting LIVE Blog

  11:44 I run into a room on the third floor of Victoria College. I am late, but I have brought a chocolate cake and I am therefore forgiven. We take our seats and plan to persevere. What we do is print all of our submissions in a big thick book, where they are anonymized.