Skylar Kay is an emerging writer from Calgary, AB. She has an interest in Japanese literature, specifically haiku, and has been pursuing this interest in her poetry since 2016. In addition to being a haiku enthusiast in creative writing, Skylar also participates in...

Barry Dempster

Barry Dempster, twice nominated for a Governor General’s award, grew up just a few blocks from the Scarborough Bluffs. He has published 18 collections of poetry, 3 volumes of short stories and 2 novels. In both 2005 and 2010, Dempster was awarded a Premier’s Award for...

Wendy Donawa

Raised on Vancouver Island, Wendy Donawa then lived for three decades in Barbados, where she raised her family, studied at the University of the West Indies, and found vocation as a college instructor and museum curator. Now returned to her birthplace, her heart and...

Tyler Engström

Tyler Engström is a writer based in Calgary. In 2017 he was a finalist for the Writer’s Trust RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. His poems have previously been collected in Drifting Like a Metaphor: Calgary Poets of Promise and have been featured...

D.A. Lockhart

D.A. Lockhart is the author of seven collections of poetry, including Devil in the Woods (Brick Books 2019) and Tukhone: Where the River Narrows and the Shores Bend (Black Moss Press 2020). His work has appeared in Best Canadian Poetry in English 2019, TriQuarterly,...