Contributors – Volume 7, Issue 3

POETS

William Conelly: After military service, William Conelly took a master’s in literature from UC Santa Barbara. Unrelated work in research and composition followed before he returned to academia in 2000. Retired from teaching as a dual citizen, he resides with his wife in the West Midlands town of Warwick, England. His early work appears under the title UNCONTESTED GROUNDS, and a second collection is forthcoming.

Sandy Coomer is a poet, artist, endurance athlete, and social entrepreneur from Nashville, TN. Her poems and art have been featured in numerous journals and she has published three chapbooks and two full-length collections of poetry. She is the director of Rockvale Writers’ Colony in middle TN where she offers residencies and retreats to writers of all genres. She is also the founding editor of Rockvale Review, an online journal of writing.

Joanne Epp is the author of Cattail Skyline (Turnstone Press, 2021), Eigenheim (Turnstone Press, 2015) and the chapbook Nothing But Time (Seven Kitchens Press, 2020). Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in The Phare, The Antigonish Review, Naugatuck River Review, and Canadian Literature; her collaborative translations with Sally Ito and Sarah Klassen are published in the anthology To Heaven’s Rim. She lives in Winnipeg.

Robert Fillman is the author of House Bird (Terrapin, 2022) and November Weather Spell (Main Street Rag, 2019). His poems have appeared in Ninth LetterPoetry EastTar River PoetryVerse Daily, and elsewhere. He teaches at Kutztown University in eastern Pennsylvania.

Joan Kwon Glass is the Korean American author of NIGHT SWIM, winner of the Diode Book Prize (Diode Editions, 2022) & two chapbooks. She serves as poet laureate for Milford, CT, editor in chief for Harbor Review & as a writing instructor for several writing centers. Joan’s poems have been featured or are forthcoming in Poetry Daily, The Slowdown, Poetry Northwest, Cherry Tree Lit, Ninth Letter, Asian American Writer’s Workshop (The Margins), Tahoma Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, Salamander, Texas Review & elsewhere. She lives in coastal Connecticut with her family.

Maureen Scott Harris: Toronto poet and essayist Maureen Scott Harris has published three collections of poetry: A Possible LandscapeDrowning Lessons (awarded the 2005 Trillium Book Award for Poetry), and Slow Curve Out. In 2019 she won the Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest; in 2022 knife fork book published More Than One Homage, her 4th chapbook, and she was among the finalists for the Montreal International Poetry Prize. She has work forthcoming in the Literary Review of Canada.

Annick MacAskill is the author of the poetry collections No Meeting Without Body, Murmurations, and Shadow Blight, winner of the Governor General’s Award for Poetry. Her fourth collection will be published by Gaspereau Press this year. MacAskill lives in Kjipuktuk (Halifax, Nova Scotia), which is in Mi’kma’ki, the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq.

Lisa Reynolds is the recipient of The Ontario Poetry Society’s 2023 Ted Plantos Memorial Award. She is published internationally in anthologies, literary journals and magazines, with translations in Farsi, Italian, Mandarin, and Spanish. Her poetry has been featured in art/poetry exhibits in Canada and the USA. She lives east of Toronto.

Bren Simmers is the author of four books, most recently If, When (Gaspereau Press, 2021). She is the winner of the CBC Poetry Prize and The Malahat Review Long Poem Prize. Her poetry collection Spell “World” Backwards is forthcoming in 2024. She lives on Epekwitk/PEI.

Katherine Szpekman’s poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies such as Adanna, Connecticut River Review, Juniper, Sky Island Journal, The Awakenings Review, Sheila-Na-Gig, Hiram Poetry Review, Connecticut Literary Anthology 2020, Waking up the Earth: Connecticut Poets in a Time of Global Crisis, and elsewhere. She was a finalist in the Leslie McGrath Poetry Prize 2021, and was awarded honorable mention in the Connecticut River Review Poetry Contest 2019. She lives in Connecticut with her family.

Elana Wolff’s poems have recently appeared (or will soon appear) in The Antigonish Review, Arc, Best Canadian Poetry 2024, DUSIE: Tuesday Poem, FreeFall, The Nashwaak Review, Pinhole Poetry, Prairie Fire, Waterwheel, and Yolk. Her cross-genre Kafka-quest work, Faithfully Seeking Franz, is newly released from Guernica Editions.

ARTISTS

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

— contributors from Juniper Volume 7, Issue 3