Contributors – Volume 4, Issue 1


Ayesha Chatterjee is the author of two poetry collections, The Clarity of Distance, and Bottles and Bones. Her work has appeared in journals across the world and been translated into French, Slovene and Russian. Chatterjee is past president of the League of Canadian Poets, chair of the League’s Feminist Caucus and poetry advisor to Exile Quarterly magazine. She lives in Toronto.

Lorne Daniel is a Canadian of Scottish and American ancestry. His poetry and non-fiction have been widely published in Canada, the U.S. and U.K. His poem ‘Crushed’ was a selection for the 2019 ‘Poem in Your Pocket’ promotion by the League of Canadian Poets. After many years away from poetry, Lorne has a collection of new poems making the rounds of publishers.

Amanda Earl is a Canadian writer, visual poet, editor and publisher living in Ottawa with her husband, Charles. She’s the managing editor of and the fallen angel of AngelHousePress. Her poetry book Kiki (Chaudiere Books, 2014) is now available from Invisible Publishing. Her chapbook, En Fer, is forthcoming from Ghost City Press, as part of their summer series in August, 2020. For more information, please visit or connect with Amanda on Twitter @KikiFolle.

Michael Fraser has been published in numerous national and international anthologies and journals. He is published in the Best Canadian Poetry in English 2013, & 2018. He has won numerous awards including: Freefall’s 2014 and 2015 Poetry Contests, the 2016 CBC Poetry Prize, and the 2018 Gwendolyn Macewen Poetry Competition.

Jenny Haysom was born in England and raised in Nova Scotia. She has a Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Ottawa, and has served as Prose Editor for Arc Poetry Magazine. Her writing has been published widely, in places like CV2, Dusie, The Fiddlehead, The New Quarterly, and The Walrus, as well as in chapbook form (Blinding Afternoons, Anstruther Press). Dividing the Wayside, her first full-length collection of poems, was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and won the Archibald Lampman Award. She lives in Ottawa.

Trish Hopkinson is a poet, blogger, and advocate for the literary arts. You can find her online at and provisionally in Utah, where she runs the regional poetry group Rock Canyon Poets and folds poems to fill Poemball machines for Provo Poetry. Hopkinson will happily answer to labels such as atheist, feminist, and empty nester; and enjoys traveling, live music, wine-tasting, and craft beer.

Redgina Jean-Paul is a poet and writer born in Montreal and raised in Toronto. She has participated in slam poetry events in Reims (France), poetry workshops in Amherst (MA) and has been attending a variety of poetry series in Toronto to find her writing community here. Her first published poem titled “Blue Poem” appeared in Juniper – A Poetry Journal.

Judy Kronenfeld’s most recent collections of poetry are Bird Flying through the Banquet (FutureCycle, 2017), and Shimmer (WordTech, 2012). Her poems have appeared in Cimarron Review, Ghost Town, New Ohio Review, One (Jacar Press), Rattle, Sequestrum, South Florida Poetry Journal, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and other journals, and in more than two dozen anthologies. She is Lecturer Emerita, Department of Creative Writing, UC Riverside, and an Associate Editor of Poemeleon.

Bruce McRae, a Canadian musician currently residing on Salt Spring Island BC, is a multiple Pushcart nominee with over 1,600 poems published internationally in magazines such as Poetry, Rattle and the North American Review. His books are The So-Called Sonnets (Silenced Press); An Unbecoming Fit of Frenzy (Cawing Crow Press); Like As If (Pski’s Porch); Hearsay (The Poet’s Haven).

Bruce Meyer is author or editor of 64 books of poetry, short fiction, flash fiction, non-fiction, and literary journalism. His most recent books are McLuhan’s Canary (poetry) from Guernica Editions and Pressing Matters (non-fiction) from Black Moss Press. He lives in Barrie, Ontario.

James Owens’s newest book is Family Portrait with Scythe (Bottom Dog Press, 2020). His poems and translations appear widely in literary journals, including recent or upcoming publications in Atlanta Review, The Shore, The Honest Ulsterman and Southword. He lives in a small town in northern Ontario.

Pamela Porter’s work has won more than a dozen provincial, national and international awards, including the Governor General’s Award for The Crazy Man. Her poetry has been shortlisted for the Pat Lowther and Raymond Souster Awards, as well as the CBC/Canada Writes prize. Among her 14 published books, her most recent is Likely Stories, from Ronsdale Press 2019. Pamela lives near Sidney, BC with her family and a menagerie of rescued horses, dogs, and cats.

Brent Raycroft’s poetry has appeared in a variety of magazines, journals and anthologies, including Arc, CV2, the Walrus, 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.


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

— contributors from Juniper Volume 4, Issue 1