Contributors – Volume 7, Issue 2


Lisa Ashley, MDiv, (she/her), is a 2021 Pushcart Prize nominee. Her poems appear in Thimble, Amsterdam Quarterly, The Healing Muse, Gyroscope Review, Blue Heron Review, Last Leaves, Snapdragon and others. She writes in her log home on Bainbridge Island, WA, traditional lands of the Suquamish tribe. She descends from survivors of the Armenian Genocide and has supported incarcerated youth for eight years as a chaplain.

David Barrick is the author of the poetry collection Nightlight (Palimpsest Press, 2022) as well as two chapbooks. His poems appear in Best Canadian Poetry 2024, Grain, The Fiddlehead, The Malahat Review, Prairie Fire, and other literary journals, and his poem “Pickup Fifty-Two” was shortlisted for ARC Poetry’s 2023 Poem of the Year Contest. He is the managing director of Antler River Poetry and teaches writing at Western University in London, Ontario.

Izabela (Iza) Bryniarska currently lives and writes in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Her writing often references her cultural and linguistic background.

Michael Fraser is published in Best Canadian Poetry in English 2013 and 2018. He has won numerous awards, including Freefall Magazine’s 2014 and 2015 poetry contests, the 2016 CBC Poetry Prize, the 2018 Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Competition, and the League of Canadian Poets’ 2022 Lesley Strutt Poetry Prize. His latest collection, With My Eyes Wide Open, is published by Exile Editions.

Paige Gilchrist lives in Asheville, NC, where she writes poetry and teaches yoga. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Amethyst Review, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Heimat Review, Kakalak, ONE ART, and The Great Smokies Review.

Julie Cameron Gray is originally from Sudbury, Ontario. She is the author of two poetry collections, Lady Crawford (Palimpsest Press), Tangle (Tightrope Books) and nearing completion on her 3rd poetry manuscript. She has previously published in Vallum, Ex-Puritan, The Fiddlehead, EVENT, Prairie Fire, Carousel, and Best Canadian Poetry. Lady Crawford was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award. 

Tanisha Nuttall is an Indigenous artist currently living in Coast Salish territory. Tanisha is Cree Métis from Northern Alberta and also carries mixed European ancestry. She honors her blended heritage and looks to her lived experience as inspiration. Tanisha is growing into her voice as an artist with dreams of releasing her first collection.

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

Rob Taylor is the author of four poetry collections, including Strangers and The News. He is also the editor of What the Poets Are Doing: Canadian Poets in Conversation and Best Canadian Poetry 2019. His fifth collection, Weather, will be published in Spring 2024 by Gaspereau Press. He lives with his wife and children in Port Moody, BC.

Lucinda Trew is a poet and essayist whose work has been featured in Bloodroot, Cathexis Northwest, Mockingheart Review, storySouth, Eastern Iowa Review and other journals and anthologies. She was named a North Carolina Poetry Society poet laureate award finalist in 2021 and 2022, is a Best of the Net nominee, and winner of the 2023 Bruce Lader Poetry of Witness Award and Kakalak’s 2023 poetry contest. She teaches at Wingate University.


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

— contributors from Juniper Volume 7, Issue 2