About Us

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Poetry is pleasure. To the ear, to the heart, to the mind, it enhances and defines the spirit, the soul. It’s the work of soul-making, both reading it and writing it.

Dorianne Laux

Founding Editor 

LISA YOUNG is the author of the collection When the Earth. Her poems appear in publications such as the Literary Review of Canada, One Hand Clapping, Minola Review, and the craft book, The Practicing Poet. She offers craft talks on metaphor at Wychwood Writers Workshop. She is a former student of Ellen Bass and Billy Collins.

Associate Editors 

NINA P. HONORAT is a poet and writer born in Montreal who has honed her skills in poetry slams, workshops and the occasional poetry night in Rheims (France), Amherst (USA) and Toronto (Canada). 

MIKE LUMMIS is a Toronto-based writer and actor.


Founded in 2017 in Toronto, Juniper is an online poetry journal that publishes three times a year: February, June, and October.

Editorial focus: Juniper seeks poems that bring the reader back to themselves and leave them with a deeper understanding of the world(s) in which they live.

Selected poems from Juniper appear in the Best Canadian Poetry Anthology for 2020 to 2023.