Notes on Con­trib­u­tors

Prairie Fire - - NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS -

NATALIE AP­PLE­TON is a Cana­dian writer liv­ing in Ver­non, BC. She is a

grad­u­ate of the Univer­sity of Regina School of Jour­nal­ism and the MA in

Cre­ative Writ­ing (Nar­ra­tive non-fic­tion) pro­gram at City Univer­sity Lon

don, UK. Her sto­ries have ap­peared in pub­li­ca­tions around the world,

in­clud­ing The New York Times.

SHELLEY BINDON is a writer liv­ing in Ed­mon­ton, Al­berta. She has spent

most of her ca­reer as a jour­nal­ist and now puts her jour­nal­is­tic sen­si­bili

ties to use in the field of mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tions. She is pas­sion

ate about the out­doors and prefers days when she can point her face at

the sun. She is cur­rently com­plet­ing her first novel and is thrilled that

“The Fish Kings” will ap­pear in the pages of Prairie Fire.

NI­COLE BOYCE’S writ­ing has been pub­lished by The Awl, Joy­land, Mc

Sweeney’s In­ter­net Ten­dency, Big Truths, and more. She has been short

listed for EVENT’s Non-Fic­tion Con­test and The New Quar­terly’s Peter

Hinch­cliffe Fic­tion Award. She re­cently grad­u­ated with an MFA from

UBC’s Cre­ative Writ­ing Pro­gram.

MOL­LIE COLES TONN has com­pleted a grant for the de­vel­op­ment of her

first po­etry man­u­script. Her work has been pub­lished in var­i­ous jour­nals

in­clud­ing Event and Room. Two of her poems were short­listed in the 2014

and 2016 Mala­hat Re­view’s Far Hori­zons Po­etry con­tests.

KIM GOLD­BERG is the au­thor of seven books of po­etry and non-fic­tion.

Her lat­est book is Un­de­tectable, her hai­bun me­moir of a life­time of Hepa

titis C and her re­cent cure. Kim’s po­etry has ap­peared in Geist, Lit­er­ary

Re­view of Canada, The Capi­lano Re­view, Prairie Fire and else­where. She lives

in Nanaimo, BC, and on­line at www.PigSquashPress.com

STEPHEN HENIGHAN is the au­thor of five nov­els, in­clud­ing The Path

of the Jaguar (2016) and Mr Singh Among the Fugitives (2017), three short

story col­lec­tions, in­clud­ing A Grave in the Air (2007), and half a dozen

books of non-fic­tion, most re­cently Sandino’s Na­tion: Ernesto Car­de­nal and

Ser­gio Ramírez Writ­ing Nicaragua, 1940-2012 (2014). He has been a fi­nal­ist

for the Gover­nor Gen­eral’s Lit­er­ary Award and the Canada Prize in the

Hu­man­i­ties, among other awards. “Three Fin­gers” will ap­pear in a new

col­lec­tion of sto­ries, “Blue River and Red Earth,” to be pub­lished by

Cor­morant Books in 2018.

NATALIE HERVIEUX lives in Ed­mon­ton, where she grad­u­ated from the

Univer­sity of Al­berta with a de­gree in physics. She now works in sci­ence

out­reach and pur­sues writ­ing in her free time. She re­cently pub­lished a

short es­say in Glass Buf­falo.

KAREN HOF­MANN has pub­lished fic­tion and po­etry in sev­eral liter

ary mag­a­zines, in­clud­ing Prairie Fire. A first col­lec­tion of po­etry, Wa­ter

Strider (Fron­tenac House, 2008) was short­listed for the Dorothy Livesay

Prize. Her first novel, Af­ter Alice, was pub­lished by NeW­est Press in 2014,

and a sec­ond novel, “What is Go­ing to Hap­pen Next,” will be pub­lished

in 2017. Karen teaches lit­er­a­ture, com­po­si­tion, and cre­ative writ­ing at

Thomp­son Rivers Univer­sity in Kam­loops, Bri­tish Columbia. Her writ

ing ex­plores re­la­tion­ships, es­pe­cially of fam­ily, and the land­scapes of the

BC In­te­rior.

ROSELLA M. LES­LIE was born in Ed­mon­ton, Al­berta but has spent most

of her life in Bri­tish Columbia. She has pub­lished three nov­els and two

non-fic­tion books and co-au­thored three oth­ers, in­clud­ing a BC Book

Prize win­ner, A Stain Upon the Sea (2004). Her work has also ap­peared in

nu­mer­ous mag­a­zines and news­pa­pers. Her web­site is www.rosel­laleslie.

com

ROGER NASH is a past-Pres­i­dent of the League of Cana­dian Po­ets, and

in­au­gu­ral Poet Lau­re­ate of the City of Greater Sud­bury. His lit­er­ary

awards in­clude the Cana­dian Jewish Book Award for Po­etry and the

PEN/O. Henry Prize Story Award. His most re­cent books of po­etry

are Up­si­doon (Scrivener Press, 2014) and The Sound of Sun­light (Buschek

Books, 2012). He has a col­lec­tion of short sto­ries, The Cam­era and the Co­bra

and Other Sto­ries (Scrivener Press, 2011).

PAULA JANE REMLINGER lives in Beaver Creek, Saskatchewan. She has

been pre­vi­ously pub­lished in CV2, The New Quar­terly, Grain, Room, and

On Spec, as well as other jour­nals and an­tholo­gies. When not writ­ing, she

works for the Saskatchewan Hu­man Rights Com­mis­sion.

MATT ROBIN­SON’S most re­cent pub­li­ca­tion is the lim­ited edi­tion

chap­book, a fist made and then un-made (Gaspereau, 2013), which was

short-listed for the 2014 bpNi­chol Award. Pre­vi­ous col­lec­tions in­clude

Against the Hard An­gle (ECW, 2010), no cage con­tains a stare that well (ECW, 2005), and A Ruckus of Awk­ward Stack­ing (In­som­niac, 2000). His new­est

full-length col­lec­tion of poems, Some Nights It’s En­ter­tain­ment; Some Other

Nights Just Work, was pub­lished by Gaspereau Press in Fall 2016.

KERRY RYAN has pub­lished two books of po­etry, The Sleep­ing Life (The

Muses’ Com­pany, 2008) and Vs. (Anvil, 2010), a fi­nal­ist for the Acorn

Plan­tos Award for Peo­ple’s Po­etry. Her poems have ap­peared in jour­nals

and an­tholo­gies across Canada and she contributed an es­say to The M

Word: Con­ver­sa­tions About Moth­er­hood (Goose­lane, 2014). Her work has

re­cently ap­peared in All We Can Hold: Poems of Moth­er­hood (Sage Hill

Press, 2016).

ANGELINE SCHELLENBERG’S de­but col­lec­tion Tell Them It Was Mozart

was pub­lished by Brick Books in fall 2016. Her chap­book Roads of Stone

(The Alfred Gus­tav Press) launched in 2015. Angeline’s work placed

third in Prairie Fire’s 2014 Banff Cen­tre Bliss Car­man Po­etry Award Con

test and was short­listed for Arc Po­etry Magazine’s 2015 Poem of the Year.

She lives in Win­nipeg with her hus­band, their two teenagers, and a Ger

man shep­herd/corgi.

EMILY SKOV- NIELSEN is cur­rently com­plet­ing an M.A. in English and

Cre­ative Writ­ing at the Univer­sity of New Brunswick in Fredericton.

Her work has been pre­vi­ously pub­lished in The Antigo­nish Re­view, CV2,

and The Fid­dle­head. In 2014, she was nom­i­nated for The Mala­hat Re­view’s

Far Hori­zons Award for Po­etry.

ROWAN SMITH- MCCAND­LESS is a teacher, sto­ry­teller, thrift-store junkie

and chai tea lover. Rowan writes and lives in Win­nipeg. Her short story

“Whale Song” placed sec­ond in Room magazine’s 2015 An­nual Po­etry

and Fic­tion Con­test.

BAR­BARA WACKERLE BAKER grew up in Banff, Al­berta and spends her free

time rac­ing up and down the Rock­ies to keep up with an ac­tive fam­ily

of out­door en­thu­si­asts. Her pas­sions in­clude: writ­ing, photography, ex

plor­ing land­scapes, and time with her grand­chil­dren (the most beau­ti­ful

grand­chil­dren ever). Three of her sto­ries have found homes in Chicken

Soup pub­li­ca­tions, a dozen oth­ers are in short story con­test an­tholo­gies

and she was awarded the John Ken­neth Gal­braith Short Fic­tion Award

in 2016.

CHANGMING YUAN, nine-time Push­cart and one-time Best of Net nom­i­nee,

started to learn English at age nine­teen and pub­lished mono­graphs on

trans­la­tion be­fore mov­ing out of China. With a Cana­dian PhD in English,

Yuan cur­rently ed­its Po­etry Pa­cific with Allen Qing Yuan in Van­cou­ver;

cred­its in­clude Best of Best Cana­dian Po­etry, BestNewPoem­sOn­line, Po­etry in

Voice, Three­penny Re­view and 1299 oth­ers.

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