ditch, was an on-line literary periodical edited by the Canadian writer John C. Goodman with assistance from Scottish poet and artist James Mc Laughlin. The magazine was launched in August, 2007 and closed in January, 2014. The closure was due to technical problems - the website platform was not robust enough to handle the special formatting required for much of the poetry resulting in frequent crashes.
ditch, published poetry only. Although the work of experimental poets from all over the world was accepted, the magazine was designed to promote Canadian experimental poetry which, at the time of the magazine's inception, had a very poor presence on the Internet.
Most of the material was original to the magazine although ditch, has published a number of book excerpts. Each post was accompanied by a short biography and a picture of the writer.
ditch, has published many of Canada's more prominent innovative poets such as Erín Moure, Nathalie Stephens, David UU (David W. Harris), Daniel f. Bradley, Judith Copithorne, derek beaulieu, Camille Martin, Natalie Zina Walschots, rob mclennan, a.rawlings, Lynn Crosbie, Margaret Christakos, Elizabeth Bachinsky, and many others.
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