Graham Roumieu (cover) recently illustrated Findings ,a Harper’s collection.
Brandon Celi (illustrations, beginning on p. 8) paints for the New York Times , Bloomberg Businessweek , and Vice . Kamal Al-solaylee (“Suffering’s Second Act,” p. 13) teaches journalism at Ryerson University.
John Semley (“Junk Foodie,” p. 15) writes about books for the Globe and Mail .
Eva Holland (“Bear Club,” p. 17) has written for Hazlitt , Grantland , and Smithsonian .
Michael Hingston (“Snunkoople,” p. 18) writes about books for the Edmonton Journal .
Don Gillmor (“A Poet Self-destructs,” p. 22) published his latest novel, Long Change , in 2015.
Heather Elton ( photograph, p. 22) has taken photos for National Geographic and Esquire .
Madhur Anand (poem, p. 26) published her first book of poetry last year.
Graeme Bayliss (“Dissolving the Dead,” p. 30) is the managing editor of The Walrus .
James Walton (illustration, p. 30) has produced artwork for Variety , Time , and Newsweek . Linda Besner (“In Their Own Words,” p. 34) will publish a new book of poetry, Feel Happier in Nine Seconds , in 2017.
Julie Flett (illustrations, p. 34) is an awardwinning Cree-métis author and illustrator.
Sylvia Legris (poem, p. 38) won a 2006 Griffin Poetry Prize.
John Metcalf (“Where the Yazoo Cross the Yellow Dog,” p. 42) is the fiction editor for the literary press Biblioasis.
Janice Wu (illustrations, p. 42) is an artist whose exhibition Wishes opened in Vancouver last fall.
Sara Peters (poem, p. 49) published 1996 , her debut collection, in 2013.
Michael Lapointe (“One-trick Tiger,” p. 51) teaches creative writing at the University of Victoria.
Peter Ryan (illustration, p. 51) counts the Washington Post , the Wall Street Journal , and Buzzfeed among his clients.
Fred Doucette (“Sick Soldiers,” p. 55) is the author of Better Off Dead , a memoir published in 2015.
Daniel Zender (illustration, p. 55) has appeared in Mcsweeney’s and Nautilus .
Anthony Wilson-smith (“Canadian Identity — in Sixty Seconds or Less,” p. 59) is the president and CEO of Historica Canada.