Contributors – Volume 8, Issue 1


Allan Briesmaster is a poet, freelance editor and publisher who has been active on the Toronto literary scene for many years. His most recent books are The Long Bond: Selected and New Poems (Guernica Editions, 2019) and Windfor (Ekstasis Editions, 2021). He was a partner in Quattro Books from 2006 to 2017, and currently runs his own small literary press, Aeolus House. He has given readings and hosted events across Canada. He lives in Thornhill, Ontario.

Ayesha Chatterjee is the author of the poetry collections The Clarity of Distance and Bottles and Bones. Her work has appeared in journals across the world, been translated into French, Slovene and Russian, and set to music by several Canadian composers in a range of genres. Chatterjee is a past president of the League of Canadian Poets. She lives in Toronto.

Julian Day lives in Winnipeg. His latest chapbook is Orbits (Model Press, 2023).

Jeffrey Hynds is a clerk and poet whose work has been featured in Ekstasis, Faith Today, and Imprint Magazine. He lives in Toronto with his wife and young children.

Martin Jones is a Toronto-based writer who has published poetry in a number of print and online publications. He is the author of two books of poetry, Arc of the Sun (2024) and the slow knot of time (2021) and a collection of short stories, The Gentleman Lion and Other Stories (2022). When young, he wished to become a poet and an adventurer, life-long dreams which continue to occupy his time and imagination.

Matthew King used to teach philosophy at York University in Toronto; he now lives in what Al Purdy called “the country north of Belleville”, where he tries to grow things, counts birds, takes pictures of flowers with bugs on them, and walks a rope bridge between the neighbouring mountaintops of philosophy and poetry. His photos and links to his poems can be found at

Kathryn MacDonald has published in Room, FreeFall and other Canadian literary journals and anthologies, as well as internationally in the U.K., U.S. and other countries. She is the author of Far Side of the Shadow Moon (chapbook), A Breeze You Whisper: Poems, and Calla & Édourd (fiction). For more information, please visit

A. F. Moritz’s most recent books are The Garden: A Poem and an Essay (2021), As Far As You Know (2020; Trillium Prize finalist), and The Sparrow: Selected Poems (2018), as well as selected poems volumes in Greek and Bengali.

Julie Paul (she/her) has published two poetry collections, Whiny Baby (April 2024) and The Rules of the Kingdom, both published with McGill-Queen’s University Press. She is also the author of three short fiction collections, The Jealousy Bone, The Pull of the Moon and Meteorites. She lives in Victoria, BC.

Michael Penny has published five books and previously in Juniper. He lives on Bowen Island and pursues his interest in sustainable development as chair of the municipality’s Advisory Planning Commission.

Pamela Porter’s work has won more than a dozen provincial, national and international awards, including the Governor General’s Award for her young adult novel The Crazy Man, as well as the Pat Lowther, Raymond Souster, and the CBC/Canada Writes shortlists. Among her 15 published books, her most recent is Between the Bell Struck and the Silence, just released from Caitlin Press. Pamela lives near Sidney, BC with her family and a menagerie of rescued horses, dogs, and cats.

Susan Robertson grew up outside Washington, D.C. but has made her home in Canada for years. Her poems have appeared in journals in Canada and the United States, most recently in Prairie Fire, Parentheses, the Offing, Grain, and EcoTheo Review. Baseline Press will publish her first chapbook in 2025.

Kate Sorbara is a mother, a farmer, and a lover of rivers. Her chapbook, Burnt River, is in its second printing.

Wendy Wisner is the author of two books of poems, Epicenter and Morph and Bloom. Her third book, The New Life, will be published by Cornerstone Press/University of Wisconsin Stevens-Point, in fall 2024. Wendy’s essays and poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Spoon River Review, The Washington Post, Lilith Magazine, and elsewhere. 


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

— contributors from Juniper Volume 8, Issue 1