It is the vision-quest of Contemporary Verse 2: The Canadian Journal of Poetry and Critical Writing (CV2) to get as many readers as possible to try poetry and like it. It is a mission we take very seriously. To this end, CV2 publishes an exciting range of interviews, essays, articles and reviews together with new poetic writing to create a lively discussion on the art of poetry, the poets, and the issues. CV2 currently features content primarily in English, but continues to accept the same range of writing in French for publication.
CV2 is all about poetry and about all poetry. Published four times a year out of Winnipeg, CV2 is nationally respected for its openness to a diverse range of poets and poetic styles. From fresh to familiar and from traditional lyric to extreme language wrangling—we’re not afraid to take it on.