Contributors for EVENT 42/1

DARREN BIFFORD is the author of Wedding in Fire Country (Nightwood Editions, 2012). He lives in Montreal.

VANESSA BLAKESLEE’s fiction, essays and reviews have been published, or are forthcoming, in The Paris Review Daily, The Southern Review, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire and Ascent, among others. In 2012 she was one of four recipients of an Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Visit

CLINT BURNHAM has had work published in West Coast Line and The Capilano Review. His most recent book of poetry is The Benjamin Sonnets (BookThug, 2009).

LOUISE CARSON’s book Rope: A Tale Told in Prose and Verse was published in 2011 by Broken Rules Press. Mermaid Road will be available from the same press in 2013. Her work has appeared in various journals, including Other Voices, Vallum, subTerrain, Geist, Prairie Fire, CV2 and The Montreal Review.

MARGARET CHRISTAKOS’s most recent chapbook is The Chips & Ties Study (2012, BookThug). A new poetry collection, Multitudes, will emerge from Coach House (Fall 2013). Her publishing history of nine books includes Welling (2010)—A Globe 100 Book; What Stirs (2008)—a Pat Lowther Award nominee; and Excessive Love Prostheses (2002)— winner of the ReLit Poetry Award.

ANNE FLEMING, three books has she— who once was a technical editor at an Ontario government ministry where worked several German engineers who before their verbs their nouns put— Gay Dwarves of America (Pedlar, 2012), Anomaly (Raincoast, 2005) and Pool-Hopping (Polestar, 1998). She divides her time between Vancouver and Kelowna, where she teaches at UBC Okanagan.

BRENNA CLARKE GRAY holds a PhD in Canadian Literature from the University of New Brunswick, where she was a Canada Graduate Scholar. She teaches Canadian Literature (among other things) at Douglas College and is at work on her first book, a study of Douglas Coupland.

MARK HOROSKY is a special needs instructor and the author of three chapbooks: Let It Be Nearby (Cue Editions), Fabulous Beasts (The Equalizer) and More Frisk Than Risk (Flying Guillotine Press). He lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his family.

CHRIS HUTCHINSON is the author of three books of poetry, most recently A Brief History of the Short-Lived (Nightwood Editions, 2012).

CHRISTOPHER LEVENSON was a co-founder and first editor of ARC, organizer of the ARC Reading Series and Series Editor of Carleton University Press’s Harbinger imprint for first books of poetry. He is the author of 10 books of poetry, most recently Local Time (StoneFlower, 2006). His next book, Night Vision, will appear with Quattro this fall.

RACHEL MARSTON’s prose has recently appeared in The Collagist, Religion & Politics and American Fiction Volume 12. She received her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Utah. In Fall 2013, she will join the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University as an assistant professor of English.

CAROL MATTHEWS is the author of a collection of short stories, Incidental Music (Oolichan, 2006), and three works of creative non-fiction. She lives on Protection Island, BC.

SACHIKO MURAKAMI is the author of The Invisibility Exhibit (Talonbooks, 2008) and Rebuild (Talonbooks, 2011). She lives in Toronto where she is Poetry Editor for Insomniac Press. Her collaborative online poetry projects are at, and

MARK MUSHET is a photographer, videographer, art director, book-cover designer and publisher. He is currently adapting three of Elizabeth Bachinsky’s poems from her new collection, The Hottest Summer in Recorded History, to a medium he abandoned 15 years ago, but is now happily reacquainted with: high-def poetics.

BILLEH NICKERSON is the author of four books, including The Asthmatic Glassblower, McPoems and Impact: The Titanic Poems. A new collection, Artificial Cherry, is forthcoming (Arsenal Pulp, 2014). He is a former editor of both EVENT and PRISM international. He lives in Vancouver and is Chair of the Creative Writing department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

SCOTT RANDALL is the author of two short story collections from Signature Editions: Last Chance to Renew (2006) and Character Actor (2008). He recently received grants from the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Arts Council to complete a third book, Parents of Children. ‘And to Say Hello’ is part of the collection.

ARMAND GARNET RUFFO recently co-edited a new edition of An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature in English (Oxford University Press, 2013). His poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2010 (Tightrope Books). He currently lives in Ottawa and teaches at Carleton University.

COLIN SNOWSELL lives in Vernon, BC, where he is a professor in the Department of Communications at Okanagan College. His work has appeared in Prairie Fire, This Magazine, Maisonneuve, PopMatters and Ryga. His novella The Frollett Homestead was published in 2010 by the Okanagan Institute.

AYELET TSABARI is the author of the short story collection The Best Place on Earth (HarperCollins, 2013). A two-time winner of EVENT’s Non-Fiction Contest, her writing also appeared in PRISM international, Room, Grain, Prairie Fire and the anthology Slice Me Some Truth. She lives in Toronto and at

GILLIAN WIGMORE’s most recent book is Dirt of Ages (Nightwood Editions, 2012). She has a book of fiction and a book of poems forthcoming in 2014. She lives in Prince George, BC.

CHANGMING YUAN, four-time Pushcart nominee, grew up in rural China and published several monographs before moving to Canada. With a PhD in English, he works as a private tutor in Vancouver, where he edits and publishes Poetry Pacific with his teenaged poet-son Allen Qing Yuan. His poetry appears in 669 journals/ anthologies in 25 countries.