Saturday, September 03, 2016

Metratron's indy publishing in Montreal

ARCHANGEL METATRON WATCH: Montreal, In Verse. An Introduction to and Exploration of Local Poetry (Tessa Mascia, The Link).
Apart from venues, many local poetry collectives, such as Metatron, a local independent publisher which specializes in contemporary literature, exist as platforms to move poets and their work into the public eye. Metatron, whose goal is to provide support to emerging writers and publish literature that reflects the thoughts of our generation, is another example of the kind of grassroots organization that flourishes in Montreal.

In its infancy, the collective started as an off-beat reading series hosted by co-editor Guillaume Morissette. Now, Metatron works to help local artists who may not have access or connections to a traditional publishing house.

Ashley Opheim, managing editor of Metatron, recalls when she first started studying creative writing in 2009.