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JOHN WALL BARGER has published three poetry collections with Palimpsest Press. The most recent, The Book of Festus (2015), was a finalist for the J.M. Abraham Poetry Award. His poem ‘Smog Mother’ was co-winner of the Malahat Review’s 2017 Long Poem Prize.
BRIAN BARTLETT has published seven collections and four chapbooks of poetry. His honours include the Atlantic Poetry Prize and the Acorn/Plantos Award. In 2017 several new books of his appeared: a second work of nature writing (Gaspereau), a gathering of his prose on poetry (Palimpsest), and a poetry chapbook (Thee Hellbox Press). He lives in Halifax.
JEAN RAE BAXTER has written five YA historical novels (Ronsdale Press), two collections of short stories and one murder mystery (Seraphim Editions). Every 10 years or so she writes a poem; the one included here resulted from a trip to visit her son, an engineer working in China. She lives in Kingston, ON.
ELIZABETH BOLTON is a doctoral researcher at the University of Toronto. She studies writing and its effects on the brain. In addition to poetry, she writes narrative non-fiction and hybrid works.
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.
PAUL CARLUCCI wrote The Secret Life of Fission (Oberon, 2013), winner of the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, and A Plea for Constant Motion (House of Anansi, 2017). Goose Lane Editions will publish his third story collection, The High-Rise in Fort Fierce, in 2018 or 2019, followed by a novel.
AIDAN CHAFE is a public-school teacher and the author of the chapbooks Right Hand Hymns (Frog Hollow, 2017) and Sharpest Tooth (Anstruther, 2016). His debut collection, Short Histories of Light, is forthcoming (McGill-Queen’s University Press). He lives in Burnaby, BC.
CHELSEA COUPAL’s first poetry collection is forthcoming (Coteau Books, 2018). She won the 2017 City of Regina Writing Award, and was short-listed for CV2’s 2016 Young Buck Poetry Prize. Her poetry has appeared in various Canadian literary journals, including Arc and Grain. She holds a MA in Creative Writing from the University of Regina.
JOSEPH A. DANDURAND is a member of Kwantlen First Nation located on the Fraser River east of Vancouver. He resides there with his three children, and is the director of the Kwantlen Cultural Centre. He recently published three books of poetry: The Rumour (BookLand, 2017), I Want (Leaf, 2015) and Hear and Foretell (BookLand, 2015).
LISBETH DAVIDOW’s writing has appeared in a dozen literary journals. She’s been a finalist in Alligator Juniper’s National Creative Non-Fiction Contest, The Southeast Review’s Narrative Non-Fiction Contest and Iron Horse Literary Review’s Nonfiction Trifecta. She lives in Malibu, CA, with her husband.
AVITAL GAD-CYKMAN is the author of Life In, Life Out (Matter, 2014). Her work has been published in Prairie Schooner, Glimmer Train and McSweeney’s, among others; anthologized in W.W. Norton’s Flash Fiction International, Best of Gigantic and elsewhere; and won the Margaret Atwood Society Prize and The Hawthorne Citation Award. She lives in Brazil.
ROSE HUNTER’s book of poetry, glass, was published in 2017 (Five Islands, Australia). She is originally from Australia, lived in Toronto for 10 years, and is now in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where she works online as an editor. For more information, visit ‘Whoever Brought Me Here Will Have to Take Me Home’ (rosehunterblog.wordpress.com).
BRENDA LEIFSO’s second collection of poetry, Barren the Fury, was published in 2015 (Pedlar). She lives in Kingston, ON.
CHRISTOPHER LEVENSON is the co-founder and first editor of Arc. He taught English and creative writing at Carleton University in Ottawa. He has published 12 books of poetry, most recently A Tattered Coat upon a Stick (Quattro, 2017), and helped revive the Dead Poets Reading Series in downtown Vancouver, where he has lived since 2007.
JAMI MACARTY is the author of Landscape of the Wait (Finishing Line, 2017) and Mind of Spring, winner of the 2017 Vallum Chapbook Award (forthcoming). She teaches contemporary poetry and creative writing at SFU, edits The Maynard, and writes Peerings & Hearings— Occasional Musings on Arts in the City of Glass, a blog series for Anomaly. www.jamimacarty.com
TANIS MacDONALD is the author of three books of poetry, including Rue the Day (Turnstone, 2008); Mobile is forthcoming (BookThug, 2019). Her book of essays about writing and class, Out of Line, will be published in 2018 by Wolsak & Wynn. She writes in Waterloo, ON, where she teaches at Wilfrid Laurier University.
DANIEL DAVID MOSES, Delaware, hails from the Six Nations Grand River. He writes in Toronto, and teaches playwriting at Queen’s University in Kingston. His now classic 1991 play, Almighty Voice and His Wife, has been included in The Norton Anthology of Drama, 2nd Edition, Volume 2: The Nineteenth Century to the Present.
KALPANA NEGI is a first-year MFA student at the University of Memphis. Her work has been published in Flapperhouse and Typehouse Literary Magazine. She reads for The Pinch.
ADELE NG is a photographer specializing in pets and children. She loves exploring the outdoors with her Vizsla Whiskey (@mywhiskeygirl on Instagram) and journaling the beauty of BC and other travels.
CATHERINE OWEN lives in New Westminster, BC, and is the author of 13 collections of poetry and prose.
KARTHIK PURUSHOTHAMAN, from Chennai, India, writes poetry and prose, and is beginning to teach writing at the college level after his creative writing MFA. His works have previously appeared, or will soon appear, in Rattle, The Common, The Rumpus, Subtropics and The Puritan, among others.
ANGELA REBREC’s writing has appeared in Grain, The Dalhousie Review and The Antigonish Review, among others. She has been short-listed for PULP Literature’s Magpie Award and PRISM international’s Creative Non-Fiction Contest. She recently completed a BA in Creative Writing at Kwantlen Polytechnic Univerity.
JILL ROBINSON is the author of the novel More in Anger (Dundurn, 2012) and four collections of short stories. Her writing has won PRISM international’s Jacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction, EVENT’s Non-Fiction Contest (twice), National and Western Magazine Awards, and two Saskatchewan Book Awards, among others. She divides her time between Banff, AB, and Galiano Island, BC.
CHRISTINE SCHRUM has a MA in writing and lives in Victoria, BC. Her poetry and creative non-fiction have appeared in Grain, The Writer, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Rumpus, McSweeney’s, A Verse Map of Vancouver (Anvil, 2009) and other publications. She has received regional poetry awards and participated in the Banff Centre’s 2015 memoir residency.
MOSES CHANG MIN SHIN is a Vancouver-based illustrator who graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design with a Visual Arts Major. He is inspired by the lives of ordinary people, and pursues to capture the extraordinary moments within.
MEG STAINSBY is a teacher, writer and administrator working and living in Greater Vancouver.
JEFF STAUTZ’s work has appeared in Vancouver Review and the sci-fi anthology Machine of Death. He was the winner of the 2010 Gold National Magazine Award in Fiction for his story ‘Asymptote,’ first published in EVENT 39/2. He lives in Vancouver.
HILARY TURNER teaches English at the University of the Fraser Valley. She is a frequent reviewer for EVENT, Canadian Literature and The Pacific Rim Review of Books.
HOWARD WHITE is an historian, poet, essayist, editor, publisher and children’s author who, with his wife Mary, founded Raincoast Chronicles (1972) and Harbour Publishing (1974). In 2013 he became coowner and publisher of Douglas & McIntyre. He has received the Order of British Columbia, the Order of Canada, the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and an Honorary Doctorate from Uvic.
JOHN SIBLEY WILLIAMS is the author of nine poetry collections, including Disinheritance (Apprentice House, 2016). A seven-time Pushcart Prize nominee and winner of various awards, he served as editor of The Inflectionist Review. His work has appeared in The Yale Review, Atlanta Review, Prairie Schooner, Midwest Quarterly and Third Coast, among others.
JANINE ALYSON YOUNG’s debut short story collection, Hideout Hotel (Caitlin, 2014), was a finalist for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC. She lives on BC’s Sunshine Coast with her husband and kids.