Notes on Contributors
NICHOLAS BRADLEY lives in Victoria, British Columbia. “Rain Shadow,” a collection of poems, will be published by the University of Alberta Press in 2018.
KRISTI CARTER has poems published or forthcoming in journals such as Spillway Magazine, So to Speak, CALYX Journal and Hawai’i Review. She is originally from the foothills of North Carolina. She currently lives in Nebraska.
DORA DUECK is the author of two novels and a collection of short fiction, as well as stories and essays in a variety of journals, most recently the Rhubarb anthology Nine Mennonite Stories. Her novel This Hidden Thing won the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award at the 2011 Manitoba Book Awards. After nearly four decades in Winnipeg, she and her husband re-located to Tsawwassen, B.C. last year to be closer to family.
MARILYN DUMONT’S four collections of poetry have all won awards, provincially or nationally and one, A Really Good Brown Girl (Brick Books), is in its fifteenth printing. She has been writer-in-residence at five universities (Alberta, Windsor, Toronto—Massey College, Brandon, MacEwan) and at the Edmonton Public Library. Marilyn has an MFA in creative writing from UBC and is currently an Associate Professor in English/Film Studies and Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta.
PATRICK FRIESEN lives in Victoria, BC. He has published over a dozen books of poetry, a book of essays, stage and radio plays, and has cotranslated five books of Danish poetry. His co-translation, with Per Brask, of Ulrikka Gernes’s Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments (Brick Books) was short-listed for the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize. His next book of poetry, “songen,” will be out with Mother Tongue Publishing in early 2018.
JONATHAN GREENHAUSE won the 2017 Prism Review Poetry Contest, plus he was a finalist in the last year’s Green Mountains Review Book Prize. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Believer, The Dalhousie Review, The Malahat Review, The Rialto, subTerrtain, and Subtropics, among others.
EVE JOSEPH has published two books of poetry—both nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Prize—and one book of non-fiction, In the Slender Margin, winner of the Hubert Evans Award for non-fiction.
LEANNE LIEBERMAN is the author of five YA novels, published with Orca Books. Her fiction has also appeared in Prairie Fire, Grain, The Fiddlehead and other Canadian journals.
BRITTANY LUBY is an assistant professor in the history department at the University of Guelph. Outside of the classroom, Luby seeks to stimulate public discussion of Indigenous issues through her creative work. Her poetry can be found in Native Literatures: Generations and Red Ink Magazine and anthologies like Walk Myself Home (Caitlin Press).
JOSH MASSEY is the author of The Plotline Bomber of Innisfree (2015) and We Will All Be Trees (2009). He has lived in various small BC towns for the last ten years, and is originally from Ottawa.
SHANNON QUINN is the author of the poetry collection Questions for Wolf (Thistledown Press). Her work has appeared in Prairie Fire, The Literary Review of Canada, Maisonneuve, subTerrain, CV2 and Room. Quinn currently lives in Toronto.
STAN ROGAL’S work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies in Canada, the US and Europe, including: Grain, The Fiddlehead, The New Quarterly, Rampike, NoD, filling station and Scrivener. He is the author of twenty books and is a produced playwright.
MEG TODD is a graduate of the MFA creative writing program at UBC. Meg’s fiction has appeared in Prairie Fire, Grain, Riddle Fence and Event. She was shortlisted for Room’s fiction contest in 2014, and for the 2017 CBC Short Story Prize. She is working on a collection of short stories as well as a novel.
JAMES W. WOOD lives on a rock in the Pacific Ocean. His work has appeared in The Fiddlehead, Vallum and PRISM International in Canada, as well as internationally in journals such as The London Magazine, The Times Literary Supplement, Poetry Review, and Critical Quarterly, South-West Review, AGNI and The Boston Review. Find him @James_W_Wood
AMANDA YAKEM is the principal photographer at Y&Y Photography Studios in Legal, Alberta. There she captures the essence of the diverse Canadian people against the beauteous backdrop of their environment. Yakem’s work has been published and featured in various galleries, art shows, and venues around her hometown of Edmonton.
T.A ( TERENCE) YOUNG lives in Victoria, BC, where he teaches English and creative writing at St. Michaels University school. His most recent book is a collection of short stories, The End of the Ice Age (Biblioasis, 2010).