Have Two Bucks? Get a Poem.

ToonieElisabeth de Mariaffi and Carey Toane launch their wonderful new press, Toronto Poetry Vendors, in April.

Paul Vermeersch recently interviewed Elisabeth about TPV.

I’ve already mentioned how poets are often naturally attracted to alternative methods of publishing and distribution — things like boutique printing and small press publishing — and this is certainly true for local poets Elisabeth de Mariaffi and Carey Toane. This spring, they will be launching a new project called Toronto Poetry Vendors, a small, inexpensive broadside press that will distribute its wares using refurbished vending machines.

TPV’s first season will launch at the end of April. A fistful of coin will get you poems from Kevin Connolly, myself, Elisabeth de Mariaffi, Andrew Faulkner, Jacob McArthur Mooney, Stuart Ross, Jenny Sampirisi, Meaghan Strimas, Carey Toane, and Paul Vermeersch.