Contributors – Volume 4, Issue 3


Courtney Bates-Hardy is the author of House of Mystery and a chapbook titled Sea Foam. Her poems have been published in Room, Carousel, This Magazine, and the Canadian Medical Association Journal, among others. She lives in Regina with her partner and their cat.

Ronna Bloom is the author of six books of poetry. Her most recent book, The More (Pedlar Press, 2017) was longlisted for the City of Toronto Book Award. Her poems have been recorded by the CNIB and translated into Spanish, Bangla, and Chinese. Ronna is Poet in Community to the University of Toronto,

paul Bluestein is an obstetrician and blues guitar player who began writing poetry in 2018. His work has appeared in Heron Tree, The Linden Avenue Literary Review, Third Wednesday and Penumbra among other publications. His first full-length collection, Time Passages, was published in 2020 by Silver Bow Publishing.

Sam Cheuk holds an MFA in creative writing from New York University and a BA in English literature from University of Toronto. He is the author of Love Figures (2011, Insomniac Press) and Deus et Machina (2017, Baseline Press). His next book, Postscripts from a City Burning, is forthcoming in October 2021 from Palimpsest Press.

Cairistiona Clark writes poetry and fiction, and is also a fisheries scientist. Her poems have been published in Understorey, yolk, antilang, Sewer Lid, and elsewhere. She participated in the Emerging Writers Intensive at the Banff Centre and in the Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program with the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia. She now lives and writes in southwest New Brunswick.

Julian Day lives in Winnipeg. His debut chapbook is Late Summer Flowers (Anstruther Press, 2021).

Catherine Gander is associate professor of American literature at Maynooth University, Ireland. She has lived and worked in several countries, and is a critic, poet, scholar, and artist. Her work is published or forthcoming in a number of journals and books, including One Hand ClappingInk, Sweat and TearsPoetry Ireland ReviewWolf Poetry Magazine, and the Irish Times.

Susan Gillis’s most recent book is Yellow Crane (Brick Books, 2018), a meditation on ecologies of place, writing, and desire. A member of the collaborative group Yoko’s Dogs, Susan also works as an editor and mentor. Webs Susan Gillis and  Concrete & River  Twitter @GillisSusan  IG @therealsusangillis

Fiona Tinwei Lam is the author of three books of poetry and a children’s book. She edited The Bright Well: Contemporary Canadian Poems on Facing Cancer. Lam won The New Quarterly’s Nick Blatchford Prize and was a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award. Her work appears in more than forty anthologies, including The Best Canadian Poetry in English (both 2010 and 2020). Her poetry videos have screened at festivals internationally.

Dr. Micheline Maylor is Calgary’s Poet Laureate Emeritus 2016-18. Her latest poetry collection, The Bad Wife, is due in 2021, and Little Wildheart (U of Alberta Press) was long listed for both the Pat Lowther and Raymond Souster awards. She recently won the Lois Hole Award for Editorial Excellence in Alberta. She teaches creative writing at Mount Royal University.

Khashayar Mohammadi is a queer, Iranian born, Toronto-based Poet, Writer, Translator and Photographer. He is the author of poetry Chapbooks “Moe’s Skin” by ZED press 2018, “Dear Kestrel” by knife | fork | book 2019 and “Solitude is an Acrobatic Act” by above/ground press 2020. His debut poetry collection “Me, You, Then Snow” is forthcoming with Gordon Hill Press.

Michael Penny has published five books, and previously in Juniper. He lives on an island near Vancouver.

Katherine Szpekman’s poetry has appeared and is forthcoming in a variety of journals and anthologies such as: Waking up the Earth: Connecticut Poets in a Time of Global Crisis,  Red Eft Review, Sky Island Journal, Chestnut Review, Sheila-Na-Gig, Hiram Poetry Review, Rockvale Review, and The Connecticut Literary Anthology. She was awarded Honorable Mention in the Connecticut River Review Poetry Contest 2019. She lives in Collinsville, Connecticut with her family, both human and furry.

Mormei Zanke is a writer from Calgary, Alberta. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Creative Writing from The University of British Columbia. Her writing has appeared in The Maynard, The Hart House Review, and Kyoto Journal.


Susan Winemaker is a writer, chef, photographer and arts n’ crafter based in Toronto.

— contributors from Juniper Volume 4, Issue 3