Alex Boyd’s first book of poems Making Bones Walk (2007) won the Gerald Lampert Award, and his second book The Least Important Man followed in 2012. He helped establish Best Canadian Essays and his first novel, Army of the Brave and Accidental, will appear in 2018.
Heather Cadsby is the author of four books of poetry. Her fifth book, Standing in the Flock of Connections, will be published by Brick Books in 2018.
Jack Dempster is a Toronto-based poet and author of the chapbook Scattered Northern Lakes (2016). His work received Honorable Mention for Metro Toronto’s Poetry Challenge (haiku). He has performed his poetry at several reading series, including the Art Bar and Shab-e She-r (Poetry Night). He manages Cascadian Art on social media.
Adebe DeRango-Adem is the author of two full-length poetry collections: Ex Nihilo, which was nominated for the prestigious Dylan Thomas Prize, and Terra Incognita, a finalist for the Pat Lowther award. She is currently at work on her third full-length collection of poems, out this spring 2018 with Mansfield Press.
Anna Geisler is a Toronto-based poet. She works for an independent publishing house and recently completed her MFA in Poetry at Pacific University (Oregon). Her poems have been published in December magazine, Nine Mile magazine, and The Rusty Toque. She was born in Konin, Poland.
Catherine Graham: Winner of IFOA’s Poetry NOW, Catherine Graham is the author of the debut novel Quarry and six poetry collections including The Celery Forest a CBC Books Top 10 Canadian Poetry Collection of 2017. Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects was a finalist for the Raymond Souster Award and CAA Award for Poetry. www.catherinegraham.com.
Elizabeth Greene has published three collections of poetry, most recently Understories (Inanna 2014). Her novel, A Season Among Psychics, is forthcoming from Inanna in May, 2018. She has selected and introduced Adele Wiseman’s mostly unpublished poetry in The Dowager Empress: Selected Poems of Adele Wiseman, forthcoming from Inanna in 2019. She lives in Kingston.
Julie Hart: Originally from Minnesota, Julie Hart has lived in London, Zurich and Tokyo and now in Brooklyn Heights. Her work can be found in PANK Magazine, The Rumpus, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Poets Anthology and at juliehartwrites.com. She is a founder with Mirielle Clifford and Emily Blair of the poetry collective Sweet Action.
Martha Henrickson: Martha started writing on snips of paper while she waited for what was next. She began taking her writing seriously when a poet friend told her she was writing poetry. Martha has been involved in the visual arts all her life, drawing, painting, photography, film and video. She has made a few chapbooks, and had a couple of things published in the Northern Cardinal Review.
Jennifer Judge is a poet and personal essayist whose work has appeared in Literary Mama, Blueline, Schuylkill Valley Journal, and Rhino, among others. She lives in northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband and two daughters. She teaches writing at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre and earned her MFA from Goddard College.
Joel Long’s book Winged Insects won the White Pine Press Poetry Prize. Lessons in Disappearance and Knowing Time by Light were published by Blaine Creek Press in 2010. His chapbooks, Chopin’s Preludes and Saffron Beneath Every Frost were published from Elik Press. He lives in Salt Lake City.
Suzanne Lummis’ poems have appeared in The Antioch Review, The Hudson Review, Hotel Amerika, Plume, The American Journal of Poetry and The New Yorker. Her most recent collection, Open 24 Hours, received the Blue Lynx Prize and was published by Lynx House Press. She edited the anthology Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, cited as one of the ten best books of 2015 in The Los Angeles Times. Also in that year she received Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center’s George Drury Smith Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry.
Cassidy McFadzean is a Toronto-based poet and the author of Hacker Packer (Penguin Random House 2015). Her poems have appeared in BOAAT, Prelude, Green Mountains Review, and The Best Canadian Poetry 2016. Cassidy holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is at work on a second collection.
John Oughton recently retired as Professor of Learning and Teaching at Centennial College. He has written five poetry books, including Time Slip (2010) and Mata Hari’s Lost Words, issued last year in a second edition. He has also published a mystery novel (Death by Triangulation) and over 400 pieces of literary journalism.
Catherine Owen has published 13 books of poetry and prose. Her work has been nominated for awards, received grants and toured Canada 8 times. Her newest book of poetry is Dear Ghost, (Buckrider Books, 2017).
Anna Passakas is a visual artist, part of a critically acclaimed collaborative practice Blue Republic, based in Toronto and Krakow. Anna’s love of poetry dates back to her teenage years in Poland when poets such as Wislawa Szymborska or Zbigniew Herbert visited schools and inspired kids to follow in their footsteps.
Kirsten Pendreigh’s poetry appears in the Sustenance Anthology (Anvil Press) and is forthcoming in CV2 magazine. Kirsten has twice won the Whistler Poet’s Pause competition and was long-listed in The New Quarterly’s Occasional Verse Contest in 2017.
Russell Thornton’s The Hundred Lives (2014) was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. His Birds, Metals, Stones & Rain (2013) was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award, the Raymond Souster Award, and the Dorothy Livesay BC Book Prize. His latest collection, The Broken Face, is due out from Harbour Publishing in fall 2018. He lives in North Vancouver, BC.
Ann E. Wallace writes poetry and nonfiction about traumatic memory, loss, and illness. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Intima, Wordgathering, The Literary Nest, Eunoia Review, Rogue Agent, and Mothers Always Write. She teaches English at New Jersey City University and can be found on Twitter @annwlace409.
Rod Weatherbie was born in Boston and raised in Charlottetown. After 16 years in Toronto (11 of them as a journalist) he returned to Prince Edward Island in 2014. He has published one book of poetry, is the artistic director/producer of an annual homage to old TV shows. He is a contributor to Prince Edward Island’s only food magazine Salty. He likes the beach.
David Young (1938-2018) was head of Public Relations at the Royal Ontario Museum before returning to his roots as a high school teacher for the Scarborough Board of Education where he taught for many years. Actions carried out with care and attention are vitally necessary to our well-being.
Susan Winemaker: Second thing, she grew her own nose. First, she grew up in Toronto. After studying philosophy and the culinary arts in Montreal, she worked and played in New Orleans, Vancouver, and England. Susan is a writer, published memoirist, photographer, recipe creator/tester, diet-coach, arts-and-crafter, and paralegal contender.
— contributors from Juniper Volume 1, Issue 3