Contributors – Volume 6, Issue 3


J V Birch is a British-born Australian poet living on Kaurna land in Adelaide. Her poems have been anthologised and published across Australia, the UK, Canada and the US, including Ink, Sweat and Tears, Plumwood Mountain, Magma, Stylus Lit, Cordite, SurVision and Mslexia. She has four chapbooks with Ginninderra Press and a full-length collection, more than here. Her next collection, ice cream ‘n’ tar, is forthcoming from SurVision Books.

Clara Blackwood: Born and raised in Toronto, Clara Blackwood is a poet and visual artist. She is the author of two previous books of poetry, Subway Medusa (2007) and Forecast (2014), both with Guernica Editions. Her work has appeared in Canadian and international journals. She currently lives in Thornhill, Ontario.

Anna Citrino taught abroad in six different countries. Her work has appeared in Bellowing ArkCanary, Evening Street Review, the Paterson Literary ReviewPoppy Road Review, and various other literary journals. Anna is the author of two books, A Space Betweenand BuoyantCurrently, she lives in Sonoma County, California. Read more of Anna’s writing at

Joanne Clarkson’s sixth poetry collection, Hospice House, was released by MoonPath Press in January 2023. Her poems have been published in such journals as Poetry Northwest, Nimrod, Poet Lore, Western Humanities Review and Beloit Poetry Journal. Clarkson has Master’s Degrees in English and Library Science, has taught and worked for many years as a professional librarian. After caring for her mother through a long illness, she re-careered as a Registered Nurse working in Home Health and Hospice. See more at

Mihan Han was born in Mudanjiang, China. He currently lives in Toronto, Ontario. His poetry has previously appeared in Ars Medica, Modern Haiku, and Ricepaper Magazine.

Isabel Llosa’s poetry is inspired by her reverence for nature, her work as a visual artist, and her experience with chronic pain and healing. Isabel holds a BA in Studio Art and Environmental Studies from Swarthmore College, and has studied sustainability and food security in Ecuador, Malawi, and Italy and oil painting in Ireland. Isabel has worked on farms and intentional communities in PA and Hawai’i. 

Pamela Mosher is a Nova Scotian who has made a home in Ottawa with her wife and young kids. Pamela’s writing has been published in The New Quarterly, Grain, EVENT Magazine, and previously in Juniper. She has won CV2‘s Foster Poetry Prize, and been short-listed for The Fiddlehead’s Ralph Gustafson Poetry Contest. Her work was recently included in Best Canadian Poetry.

Michael Penny lives on Bowen Island, where he takes an interest in conservation based land use planning.

Bren Simmers is the winner of the CBC Poetry Prize and the author of four books including the wilderness memoir Pivot Point (Gaspereau Press, 2019) and If, When (Gaspereau Press, 2021). She lives on Epekwitk (PEI).

Russell Thornton’s latest collection is Answer to Blue (Harbour Publishing, 2021). Other collections by him have been finalists for the Griffin Prize and the Governor General’s Award. He lives in North Vancouver, BC.

Lillo Way’s poetry collection, Lend Me Your Wings, described by Ellen Bass as “rich in music and in imagination…a celebration and a joy”, was released in July 2021 by Shanti Arts Publishing. Her chapbook, Dubious Moon, won the Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Contest. Her poems have won the E.E. Cummings Award and a Florida Review Editors’ Prize. Her writing has appeared in such journals as New Letters, Poet Lore, Tampa Review, Louisville Review, Poetry East, and in many anthologies. Way has received grants from the NEA, NY State Council on the Arts, and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation for her choreographic work involving poetry.

Lisa Wiley teaches English at SUNY Erie Community College in Buffalo, NY. She is the author of four chapbooks including Eat Cake for Breakfast, a tribute to Kate Spade (Dancing Girl Press 2021). Her poetry has appeared in Earth’s DaughtersThe Healing Muse, and Journal of the American Medical Association among others.


Susan Winemaker is an author and artist currently residing in Toronto.

— contributors from Juniper Volume 6, Issue 3