Contributors – Volume 2, Issue 3


Manahil Bandukwala is the author of Paper Doll (Anstruther Press, 2019) and Pipe Rose (battleaxe press, 2018). She is the 2019 winner of Room Magazine’s Emerging Writer Award and is a Tree 2018 Hot Ottawa Voice. Her work has appeared in the Puritan, carte blanche, and Coven Editions, among other places. Find more of her work at

Ariane Blackman is a writer, poet and inquisitive tourist. Her first book of poems, No One Sleeps, was published by Lyricalmyrical Press in 2013. Her latest book of poetry, The River Doesn’t Stop, was published by Aeolus House in 2018. Her novel, The Unexpected Journeys of Lawrence Tyrone, is available through Ingram and Amazon in March, 2019.

Nicholas Bradley lives in Victoria, British Columbia. Rain Shadow, a collection of poems, was published by the University of Alberta Press in 2018.

Joanne Epp’s poetry appears in Heartwood: Poems for the Love of Trees (ed. Lesley Strutt) as well as in Prairie Fire, The New Quarterly, Lemon Hound, Geez, and other magazines. She won second place in the 2017 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest, and third place in the 2018 Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Contest. She has published a chapbook, Crossings (2012) and a full-length collection of poems, Eigenheim (Turnstone Press, 2015). She lives in Winnipeg.

Kim Fahner has written four books of poems, with the fifth volume, These Wings, being published by Pedlar Press this spring. She was the fourth poet laureate of Sudbury, Ontario, and the first woman to be appointed to the role. She blogs regularly at and can be reached via her website at

Alexis Rhone Fancher is published in Best American Poetry 2016, Rattle, Hobart, Verse DailyPlume, Tinderbox, Cleaver, Diode, The MacGuffin, Nashville Review, and elsewhere. Her books include: How I Lost My Virginity to Michael Cohen, State of Grace: The Joshua Elegies, Enter Here, and Junkie Wife. Her photographs are published worldwide, including the covers of Witness, Nerve Cowboy, Chiron Review, Heyday, and Pithead Chapel. A multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, Alexis is poetry editor of Cultural Weekly.

Doris Fiszer is an Ottawa poet. Her poems have appeared in a variety of publications including:,, Motherhood in Precarious Times, Demeter Press 2018 and Tamaracks Canadian Poetry for the 21st Century, Lummox Press 2018. Her chapbook, The Binders, won the 2016 Tree Chapbook award and was shortlisted for the bpNichol Chapbook Award. “Zen Garden” won the 2017 John Newlove Poetry award. Her chapbook, Sasanka (Wild Flower) was published by Bywords in October 2018.

Dane Fogdall is a 22-year-old writer, composer, and podcaster from Colorado. He recently graduated from college and is now working and pursuing writing among other creative works in the Boulder area. When he isn’t working on creative projects he can be found being lazy with his girlfriend and dogs.

Elizabeth Greene has published three collections of poetry, most recently Understories, (Inanna, 2014) and a novel, A Season Among Psychics (Inanna 2018). Her selection of Adele Wiseman’s mostly previously unpublished poems, The Dowager Empress, will appear from Inanna in 2019. She lives in Kingston, On.

David Groulx was raised in Ontario, Canada. He is proud of his aboriginal roots, Anishnabe and French Canadian. His poetry has been translated into French, Ojibwa and Cree languages.

Kevin Heslop is a poet, actor, and organizer pursuing an undergraduate degree from Western University in London, Ontario. His first chapbook, con/tig/u/us, was published by The Blasted Tree Art Collective and Publishing Company in 2018. On stage, he has performed as Creon, Katherine Minola, and Rabbi Saul Mortera. He currently organizes LOMP: reading series & open mic and serves as resident interviewer for The /tƐmz/ Review.

Martha Heyneman grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and now lives in Rochester, N.Y. She is the author of The Breathing CathedralThe Productions of Time: Essays; and Atonement: A Poem. Before her retirement she led poetry groups in several cities in Canada and the U.S.A.

Kevin Irie is a Japanese-Canadian poet who has published poetry in Canada, the States, Australia, and England and been translated into Spanish, French and Japanese. His book, Viewing Tom Thomson, A Minority Report (Frontenac House), was a finalist for The Acorn-Plantos People’s Poetry Award as well as The Toronto Book Award. He lives in Toronto.

Ellen S. Jaffe grew up in New York City, studied in England, and has lived in Canada for 40 years; she recently moved to Toronto from Hamilton.  Her books include Water Children and Skinny-Dipping With the Muse (poetry), Feast of Lights (y/a novel), and Writing Your Way.  She has published widely in journals and anthologies, and her poems have been translated into Finnish and French.  She appreciates the support she has received from the Ontario Arts Council.

Yoni Hammer-Kossoy’s poetry is forthcoming or appears in numerous journals and anthologies, including most recently Stonecoast Review, The American Journal of Poetry, Sky Island Journal, River Heron Review, and Songs of Eretz Poetry. Originally from the US, Yoni has lived in Israel with his family for the last twenty years. When not writing he enjoys hiking, playing Ultimate Frisbee, and would love to open a kosher food truck with friends but alas, still pays the bills as a software engineer.

MA|DE is a collaborative writing partnership comprised of interdisciplinary artist Mark Laliberte (author of asemanticasymmetry – Anstruther, 2017) and writer Jade Wallace (author of Rituals of Parsing – Anstruther, 2018). MA|DE is currently working on their first full-length collection; poems have recently appeared in Poetry is Dead, PRISM international, Rat’s Ass Review and are forthcoming in Trinity Review; Test Centre, their debut chapbook, is forthcoming by ZED Press, 2019.

Brian D. Morrison completed his MFA at the University of Alabama, where he was an assistant editor at Black Warrior Review. His poetry has appeared at West Branch, The Bitter Oleander, Verse Daily, Copper Nickel, Cave Wall, and other journals. Currently, he works as an Assistant Professor of English at Ball State University.

Susan Musgrave has published 30 books and received awards in six categories — poetry, novels, non-fiction, food writing, editing and books for children. She lives on Haida Gwaii off Canada’s northwest coast, owns and manages Copper Beech Guest House, and teaches poetry in the University of British Columbia’s Optional Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program. Her most recent poetry collection is Origami Dove.

Linda Paloheimo holds an English MA from the University of Toronto. Her poetry has appeared in A Journal of Our Time. During her family life, she occasionally wrote for the CBC and CJRT Radio, writing a children’s series as well as a Christmas Special. W.S. Merwin is her favourite contemporary poet. Through E.E. Cummings and Rainer Maria Rilke her understanding and love of poetry have deepened.

Michael Penny has published five books and lives on an island near Vancouver.

Johanne Pulker can’t remember not being mystified by the power of a word. A stay-at-home mother, and grandmother, in an aspiring communal family, she enjoys searching for a word that liberates.

Anar Rajabali is a poet, educator and researcher. Her innovative award-winning PhD dissertation, (Re)turning to the Poetic I/Eye: Towards a Literacy of Light, is a philosophical meditation on poetry, spirituality  and the quest for knowledge. She is the founder of Pearl Learning: English Language Education Centre. She is published in several books and journals including Poetic Inquiry: Enchantment of PlaceCreative Approaches to ResearchArt/Research International and Journal of Poetry Therapy. 

Brent Raycroft’s poetry has appeared in a variety of magazines, journals and anthologies, including Arc, CV2, The Broken City, Queen’s Quarterly, and The Best of the Best Canadian Poetry: Tenth Anniversary Edition. He also publishes reviews and essays. He lives north of Kingston, Ontario.

Bonnie Riedinger’s recent poems have appeared in Plume, the Southern Florida Poetry Journal, and Zoomorphic. She has been a journalist and editor with non-fiction publications in numerous newspapers and magazines including the Writer’s Chronicle. She received her MFA from The Ohio State University and has taught creative writing at several colleges and universities.

Lindsay Smail is a member of a flourishing writing group. She has a successful graphic design practice and spends as much time as she can in, under and around water. She lives in the village of Coldwater, just south of Georgian Bay. Three of her poems appeared in the inaugural issue of Juniper.

Richard Spilman is the author of In the Night Speaking and a chapbook, Suspension. He has also published two books of short fiction. Poems of his have appeared in many journals, including Poetry, The Southern Review, American Literary Review, and The Gettysburg Review.


Susan Winemaker works as a food photographer and recipe developer in Toronto. She’s a certified chef, a nutrition consultant, an entrepreneur, a writer, an internationally published novelist, an art photographer, an urban observer, and a soon-to-be licensed paralegal.

— contributors from Juniper Volume 2, Issue 3