Contributors – Volume 3, Issue 3


Julian Day lives in Winnipeg. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in CV2, Empty Mirror, and EVENT.

Susan Gillis’s most recent book, Yellow Crane (Brick Books, 2018), was a Jury Selection in the 2019 Grand prix du livre de Montréal and finalist for the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Creative Writing Award.  She is a member of the collaborative writing group Yoko’s Dogs and co-curator of HALIBUT. Visit her online at Concrete & River.

Lorri Neilsen Glenn’s most recent book is Following the River: Traces of Red River Women (Wolsak and Wynn), an award-winning work about her Ininiwak and Métis grandmothers and their contemporaries. Lorri is the author and contributing editor of fourteen titles of nonfiction and poetry, former Halifax Poet Laureate, and Professor Emerita (Mount Saint Vincent University). She is a mentor in The University of King’s College MFA program.

D.A. Lockhart is the author of five collections of poetry, including Devil in the Woods (Brick Books 2019) and the Gravel Lot that was Montana (Mansfield 2018). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Best Canadian Poetry in English 2019, Grain, Tulane Review, the Malahat Review, Contemporary Verse 2, Belt Magazine, Dalhousie Review, Fiddlehead, and The Journal among others. He is the publisher for Urban Farmhouse Press based out of Waawiiyaatanong (Windsor, Ontario, Canada). He is a member of the Moravian of the Thames First Nation.

Rebecca Luce-Kapler lives and writes north of Kingston, Ontario. She has published over forty poems in a number of literary journals and is author of The Gardens Where She Dreams. Her recently completed poetry manuscript, The Negation of Chronology is published by Inanna and will be available in the new year.

Ann E. Michael writes in Eastern Pennsylvania, where she directs the DeSales University writing center and blogs on poetry, philosophy, and gardens ( Her poems and prose appear online and in print, in anthologies and in several solo collections. Two new collections of her poems will be appearing in 2020 and 2021.

Pamela Mosher was born and raised in rural Nova Scotia, and after a few years in Halifax, now lives in Ottawa with her wife and two young children. Pamela’s writing has been published in literary journals such as The New Quarterly and EVENT Magazine. She has won CV2’s Young Buck Poetry Prize, and been short-listed for the Writers’ Union of Canada’s Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers.

Nora Pace writes poetry, essays, and fiction. Her flash fiction and poetry have been published or are forthcoming in Kansas City Voices, Barren Magazine, borrowed solace, and Riggwelter Press. She recently attended the Kettle Pond Writers’ Conference. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where she teaches adult education classes.

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 lives on Bowen Island, has published five books, and previously in Juniper.

Marge Piercy: Knopf published Marge Piercy’s 19th poetry book MADE IN DETROIT and before it, THE HUNGER MOON: New & Selected Poems. ON THE WAY OUT, TURN OFF THE LIGHT Knopf will publish in September. She has 17 novels, recently SEX WARS. DANCE THE EAGLE TO SLEEP, VIDA and BRAIDED LIVES were reissued by PM Press with her introductions; also short stories THE COST OF LUNCH, ETC, and MY BODY, MY LIFE [essays, poems].

Johanne Pulker can’t remember not being mystified by the power of a word. She enjoys searching for a word that liberates.

Ben Robinson is a poet, musician and librarian. In 2019 he published three chapbooks: Mumbles in Hollywood, California (Simulacrum Press), The Sims in Real Life (The Blasted Tree) and Talking Gibberish to Strangers (above/ground press). He has only ever lived in Hamilton, Ontario on the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas. He is @bengymen on Twitter.

Russell Thornton is the author of The Hundred Lives, shortlisted for the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize, and Birds, Metals, Stones & Rain, shortlisted for the 2013 Governor General’s Award for Poetry. His most recent collection is The Broken Face (Harbour Publishing, 2018). He has a collection forthcoming called Answer to Blue. He lives in North Vancouver, BC.

Jacqueline Valencia is a Toronto-based writer and earned her Honours BA in English at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Lilith (Desert Pets Press, 2018), There Is No Escape Out Of Time (Insomniac Press, 2016) and is the founding editor of These Girls On Film. Jacqueline is the organizer of The Toronto Poetry Talks (Racism and Sexism in the Craft), 2015. She is a project partner at Poetry inPrint.

Vivian Wagner lives in New Concord, Ohio, where she’s an associate professor of English at Muskingum University. Her work has appeared in Slice Magazine, Muse/A Journal, Forage Poetry Journal, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Gone Lawn, The Atlantic, Narratively, The Ilanot Review, Silk Road Review, Zone 3, Bending Genres, and other publications. She’s the author of a memoir, Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music (Citadel-Kensington); a full-length poetry collection, Raising (Clare Songbirds Publishing House); and three poetry chapbooks: The Village (Aldrich Press-Kelsay Books), Making (Origami Poems Project), and Curiosities (Unsolicited Press).

David Watts’s literary credits include seven books of poetry, three collections of short stories, two mystery novels, seven western novels, a Christmas memoir, and several essays. He is a medical doctor, a classically trained musician, inventor and former television personality and commentator for All Things Considered. He publishes occasionally under the pseudonym, alter-ego, harvey ellis, poetry that arises from the deeper levels of consciousness.


Susan Winemaker: Author, artist, art photographer, chef, kitchen magician, bird feeder…lives in Toronto.

— contributors from Juniper Volume 3, Issue 3