DOMINIQUE BERNIER-CORMIER’s poetry has recently appeared in CV2, The Puritan and Poetry Is Dead. He won The Fiddlehead’s 2017 Ralph Gustafson Prize for Best Poem. His first chapbook is Englishing (Frog Hollow Press, 2017).
DARREN BIFFORD is the author of Wedding in Fire Country (Nightwood Editions, 2012), Hermit Crab (Baseline Press, 2014) and False Spring (forthcoming, Brick Books, Spring 2018).
MICHAEL BOURNE is a contributing editor for Poets & Writers Magazine and a staff writer for The Millions. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, the National Post, The Economist and Salon. His fiction has appeared in Tin House, The Southampton Review and december, among others.
NESSA BRYCE is a Clinical Psychology PhD candidate by day at the University of Washington. By night she adventures into the world of art and illustration. As a rogue scientist, blending her interest in science and fine arts, she explores how our experiences shape our perceptions of the world.
JANE CAMPBELL’s work has appeared in publications such as Hazlitt, Nomfiction—a nonfiction anthology about food and life (Little Fiction/Big Truths, 2016) and Show Me All Your Scars: True Stories of Living with Mental Illness (In Fact Books, 2016). She lives in Vancouver with her husband and daughter.
LAURA COK, originally from California, now lives in Toronto, where she works in the book industry. She is the 2009 recipient of the E.J. Pratt Medal in Poetry, and has been recently published in Arc, Prairie Fire and the Literary Review of Canada.
MARITA DACHSEL is the author of Glossolalia (Anvil, 2013), All Things Said & Done (Caitlin, 2007) and the play Initiation Trilogy (Electric Company Theatre, 2012). Her poetry has been short-listed for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry, the ReLit Prize, and the Acorn-Plantos Award for People’s Poetry.
CHRISTOPHER DEWEESE is the author of The Father of the Arrow Is the Thought and The Black Forest (both by Octopus Books), and The Confessions (Periplum, 2017). He is currently an associate professor of poetry at Wright State University in Ohio.
MARC DI SAVERIO’s poems and translations have appeared in such outfits as Maisonneuve and Hazlitt. In 2015 CNQ called Sanatorium Songs ‘the greatest poetry debut from the past 25 years.’ He won the 2016 Hamilton Arts Council Award for Best Emerging Writer. Forthcoming are Ship of Gold: The Essential Poems of Émile Nelligan (Signal Editions, Véhicule) and Crito Di Volta (Biblioasis).
JOHN DONLAN has published five collections of poetry, including Call Me the Breeze (Alfred Gustav Press, 2013). He is an editor with Brick Books, and was the 2012–2013 Barbara Moon Editorial Fellow at Massey College (U of T), the 2014–2015 Writer-in-Residence at Saskatoon Public Library, and the 2016–2017 Haig-Brown Writer-in-Residence in Campbell River, BC.
ADRIENNE DROBNIES is a graduate of SFU’s The Writer’s Studio and a biochemist. Her long poem, ‘Randonnées,’ was a finalist for the 2009 CBC Poetry Prize and short-listed for the 2013 Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Competition; she and Julie Baugnet from the Minnesota Center for Book Arts published an artist’s book from ‘Randonnées’ in 2016.
DARRELL EPP’s second poetry collection, After Hours, was published by Mosaic Press in 2016.
LISA GRAHAM uses light and emotion in photography to capture the world. Her business consists of commercial, portrait and fine art photography. Comparing photography to music, fine art is her symphony and commercial and portrait photography is her jazz; she enjoys them for different reasons and at different times. Visit Seadance Photography at www.seadance.ca.
PETER GRANDBOIS is the author of seven books. His poems, stories and essays have appeared in over 90 journals. His plays have been performed in St. Louis, Los Angeles and New York. He is a senior editor at Boulevard and teaches at Denison University in Ohio.
BENJAMIN HERTWIG’s writing has appeared in This, Maisonneuve, The New York Times and the Literary Review of Canada. His debut book of poetry, Slow War, is forthcoming (McGillQueen’s University Press, 2017).
BILL HOWELL has five poetry collections. Recent work appeared in The Antigonish Review, Canadian Literature, The Fiddlehead, Grain, The New Quarterly and Vallum. He was a network producer-director of radio drama at CBC for three decades. Visit www.library.utoronto.ca/canpoetry/howell.
DAVID HUEBERT’s short fiction won the 2016 CBC Short Story Prize, the 2015 Sheldon Currie Fiction Prize and the 2015 Dalhousie Review Short Story Contest. He is also the author of a poetry collection (Guernica, 2015) and the winner of the 2015 Walrus Poetry Prize. His short-story collection, Peninsula Sinking, is forthcoming (Biblioasis).
PHILIP HUYNH’s fiction has been published in The New Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, The Malahat Review and The Journey Prize Stories, and cited in Best American Short Stories (2015). His manuscript of stories co-won the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop Emerging Writers Award. He lives in Richmond, BC, with his wife and twin daughters.
TRAVIS LANE has published 16 books of poetry and over a hundred reviews. She received the New Brunswick Lieutenant Governor’s Award for High Achievement in the Arts. Her most recent publications are The Witch of the Inner Wood: Collected Long Poems (Goose Lane Editions, 2016) and Heart on Fist: The Selected Prose of M. Travis Lane (Palimpsest, 2016).
CLAIRE MATTHEWS’s work has appeared in Loose Lips Magazine, Joyland, Room, Arc and Plenitude. Her poetry was long-listed for the 2013 CBC Poetry Prize. She’s currently working on an essay collection, I Bet You Think This Book Is About You. In her spare time she makes soap and drinks whisky.
MARK A. MCCUTCHEON teaches English literature at Athabasca University in Alberta. He has published poetry and fiction in such journals as Existere, Carousel and subTerrain. His criticism and reviews appear in English Studies in Canada and other scholarly journals. His first scholarly book, about Canadian Frankenstein adaptations, is forthcoming (Athabasca University, 2018).
KEVIN SHAW’s poems and essays have recently appeared, or are forthcoming, in CV2, Grain, The Fiddlehead and The New Quarterly. He won Arc’s 2015 Poem of the Year Award and the 2016 PRISM international Poetry Contest. He lives in London, ON, where he’s a PhD candidate in English at Western University.
KELLY SHEPHERD currently lives in Edmonton, where he teaches at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. He has written six poetry chapbooks, and his book Shift (Thistledown, 2016) was long-listed for the Edmonton Public Library People’s Choice Award.
MADELINE SONIK is a multi-genre writer, nominated for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, finalist for the RBC Taylor Prize, and winner of the 2012 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize.
CATHY STONEHOUSE writes bleak as well as humorous fiction, in addition to book reviews, and teaches creative writing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She also edited EVENT from 2001–2004. Visit www.cathystonehouse.com.
NICK THRAN is the author of three collections of poetry. He lives in Fredericton, NB.
GAVIN TOMSON is an MFA (Fiction) student at Columbia University with bylines in The Walrus and LARB Quarterly Journal. @gavintomson
TERENCE YOUNG lives in Victoria, where he teaches English and creative writing at St. Michaels University School. His most recent book is a collection of short fiction, The End of the Ice Age (Biblioasis, 2010).
CHANGMING YUAN is an eight-time Pushcart Prize nominee and author of seven chapbooks. He published monographs on translation before leaving China. With a PhD in English, he currently co-edits Poetry Pacific. His poetry has appeared in 1,219 publications in 38 countries, including Best Canadian Poetry (Tightrope Books) and The Threepenny Review.
JENNIFER ZILM lives in East Vancouver and works in archives, libraries and various harm-reduction projects. She is the author of Waiting Room (Book-Thug, 2016). Her second collection is forthcoming (Guernica, 2018). She is presently working on a collection called First Time Listener.