There Is No Escape Out of Time Book Launch


Come help us celebrate our new titles and the warm weather!

Jacqueline Valencia, There Is No Escape Out of Time (poetry)
Michael Murray, A Van Full of Girls (short fiction)
Dog the Moon, Stan Rogal (fiction)

Thursday, July 7, 2016
6:30 PM
The Supermarket Restaurant and Bar (Kensington Market)
268 Augusta Ave
Toronto, ON

JACQUELINE VALENCIA is a poet and film/literary critic. She has written for The Rusty Toque, Lemon Hound, Next Projection, subTerrain magazine, and The Barnstormer, among others. Her chapbook Maybe was selected for the 2012 Arte Factum exhibit by Poetry Is Dead Magazine.

THERE IS NO ESCAPE OUT OF TIME is an ethereal cinema of a mind, jumping through wormholes in a poet’s past, present, and future, even in space.

MICHAEL MURRAY works as a creative writer, commentator, blogger, and “journalist.” He has written for The Globe and Mail, the National Post, Hazlitt magazine, CBC Radio, the Ottawa Citizen, TheToast, as well as scores of other prestigous publications that pay extraordinary amounts of money and fly him around in helicopters.

A VAN FULL OF GIRLS is a collection of short, dizzy, funny things. It’s zippy and unpredictable, like a mongoose, but it’s dead sexy.

Poet, novelist, and playwright STAN ROGAL’s work has appeared in magazines and anthologies in Canada, the U.S., and Europe. His poetry collection Love’s Not the Way To (Bookland, 2013) was shortlisted for a ReLit Award.

DOG THE MOON is a compelling novel that offers a new look at the traditional Canadian tale of a city boy in the “wilderness,” taking aim at our literary mythology with sharp, satirical darts.

My new collection of poetry, THE ALIEN

the alien

The Alien is an exploration in isolation, disenfranchisement, and language in a galaxy that’s disconnected with the senses. I wrote this while struggling with the world inside my head and the ones that collide outside of it. It is an end to the manifesto for me and an ode to present connective correspondence.

You can purchase it here:

ISBN9781329065987 CopyrightJacqueline Valencia (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)EditionSecond Edition Published April 22, 2015 LanguageEnglishPages79 BindingPerfect-bound Paperback Interior Ink Black & white Weight0.11 kg Dimensions (centimetres)10.8 wide x 17.48 tall


In lieu of a book trailer, I made music mix for it:



(About the 1st edition LIMITED EDITION PRINT: Product Details: ISBN 9781329065987 Copyright Jacqueline Valencia (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0) First Edition Published April 14, 2015 Language: English 76 pages Perfect-bound binding Paperback eWeight 0.29 kg Dimensions (centimetres) 21.59 wide x 27.94 tall: This one week limited run, due to its size, was meant to be drawn on, sketched on, create versions of the poems on, and thereby rendering it unique the reader. Like an alien it was meant to transform with the reader’s fingerprints and change with its environment and hopefully, cause a change within the reader as well. If have changed it, please send a photo to me. I’d like to see where its gone and what the book is doing.)