Susan Glickman grew up in Montreal and lives in Toronto, where she works as a freelance editor and is learning to paint. She is the author of seven books of poetry with Véhicule Press, most recently What We Carry (2019), four novels for adults, including The Tale-Teller (Cormorant, 2012), the “Lunch Bunch” trilogy of middle-grade readers, and two works of non-fiction prose, most recently Artful Flight (Porcupine’s Quill, 2022), which is mostly essays about poetry.
Jeanie Greensfelder’s poems have been published at American Life in Poetry, Writer’s Almanac, and Poetry Foundation’s Poem of the Day; in anthologies: Paris, Etc., Pushing the Envelope: Epistolary Poems; and in journals: Miramar, Thema, Askew, Persimmon Tree, and others. She served as the San Luis Obispo County poet laureate, 2017-18. Jeanie’s books are: Biting the Apple, Marriage and Other Leaps of Faith, and I Got What I Came For. jeaniegreensfelder.com
Bex Hainsworth (she/her) is a bisexual poet and teacher based in Leicester, UK. She won the Collection HQ Prize as part of the East Riding Festival of Words and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Heavy Feather Review, Ethel Zine, Atrium, Okay Donkey, bath magg, and trampset. Her debut pamphlet of ecopoetry will be published by Black Cat Poetry Press in 2023. Find her on Twitter @PoetBex.
Andrea Hollander’s award-winning 5th full-length poetry collection is Blue Mistaken for Sky (Autumn House, 2018). Her many other honors include two Pushcart Prizes (poetry and literary nonfiction) and two poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2011, after more than three decades in the Arkansas Ozarks, she moved to Portland, Oregon, where she established The Ambassador Writing Seminars, first held in her home, but since the pandemic through Zoom.
Maureen Hynes has published five books of poetry. Her most recent is Sotto Voce, a finalist for the Golden Crown Award in poetry for lesbian writers (U.S.) and the Pat Lowther Award. Her first book won the Gerald Lampert Award, and other collections have been shortlisted for the Raymond Souster Award. Her poems have appeared in Best Canadian Poems in English (2010, 2016 and 2020), and in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2021).
Kevin Irie was a finalist for The Acorn-Plantos People’s Poetry Award and The Toronto Book Award for Viewing Tom Thomson, A Minority Report (Frontenac House, 2012). He has been nominated for the Relit Award, been twice longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize and was part of Poem in Your Pocket Day 2020 by the League of Canadian Poets. His latest book is The Tantramar Re-Vision (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021). He lives in Toronto.
Kathryn MacDonald has published in literary journals in Canada, the U.S., Ireland, and England, as well as anthologies. Her poem “Duty / Deon” won Arc’s Awesomeness Award (January 2021) and was published online. “Seduction” was shortlisted for the Freefall Annual Poetry Contest judged by Gary Barwin and published in Freefall (Fall 2020). She is the author of A Breeze You Whisper: Poems and Calla & Édourd (fiction) and a member of the League of Canadian Poets.
Kirsteen MacLeod writes and teaches yoga in Katarokwi—Kingston, Ont. Her poetry has appeared in literary journals including CV2, The New Quarterly, and Literary Review of Canada, and was among finalists for the 2021 CBC Poetry Prize and Arc Poetry’s 2020 Poem of the Year. Kirsteen is the author of two books, The Animal Game and In Praise of Retreat: Finding Sanctuary in the Modern World, which won a gold “IPPY” 2022 independent publisher award.
Emily W. Pease is a poet and fiction writer who lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. Her collection of stories, Let Me Out Here, was the inaugural winner of the C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Award at Hub City Press in 2018, judged by Lee K. Abbott. Her poems have appeared in Rattle (June 2021 Ekphrastic Challenge winner), One, and Litmosphere.
Johanne Pulker can’t remember not being mystified by the power of a word. She enjoys searching for a word that liberates.
Julie Roorda is the author of three volumes of poetry, Eleventh Toe (2001), Courage Underground (2006), and Floating Bodies (2010), all published by Guernica Editions, as well as four books of fiction. Her poetry has appeared in several journals, including Arc and The Malahat Review, and has been featured on the popular website Poetry Daily. Her short story “How to Tell if Your Frog is Dead” was nominated for the 2014 Journey Prize.
Sarah Dickenson Snyder lives in Vermont, carves in stone, & rides her bike. Travel opens her eyes. She has three poetry collections, The Human Contract (2017), Notes from a Nomad (nominated for the Massachusetts Book Awards 2018), and With a Polaroid Camera (2019) with another book forthcoming in 2023. Poems have been nominated for Best of Net and a Pushcart Prize. Recent work is in Rattle, Lily Poetry Review, and RHINO. https://sarahdickensonsnyder.com
Dawn Steiner began writing poetry under the guidance of Stephanie Bolster. As a member of The Wellington Street Poets, she collaborated on five chapbooks as well as a collection in book form called Oblique Strokes (2007). She was the recipient of Arc Magazine’s Diane Brebner Prize in 2019. Her poems have appeared in Bywords, In/Words, Feral, Untethered, CP Quarterly, Prairie Fire, Flo, and in the anthology Heartbeat (2020).
Allison Thung is a poet and project manager from Singapore. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in ANMLY, Emerge Literary Journal, Lumiere Review, Brave Voices Magazine, Roi Fainéant Press, and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter @poetrybyallison or at www.allisonthung.com.
Rod Weatherbie is a writer, among other things. He lives in Charlottetown, PEI.
Patricia Zylius is the author of the chapbook Once a Vibrant Field. Her poems have appeared in California Quarterly, SWWIM, Plant-Human Quarterly, Catamaran Literary Reader, The Journal of Radical Wonder, Crosswinds, Body, Passager, Sequestrum, Book of Matches, Juniper, and other journals, and on the Women’s Voices for Change website. Her poems are also included in a few anthologies. She lives in Santa Cruz with her husband.
Susan Winemaker is an author and artist currently residing in Toronto.
— contributors from Juniper Volume 6, Issue 2