Tom Wayman

Tom Wayman’s long writing career includes more than twenty poetry collections, three collections of critical and cultural essays, three books of short fiction, and a novel. His honours include the 2022 George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award and being named a...

Callista Markotich

Callista Markotich was a finalist for the 2023 Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Prize, and has been nominated for Pushcart and National Magazine Awards. She is a contributing editor for Arc Poetry Magazine. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Wakefield Brewster

Wakefield Brewster is a renowned poet, performer, and activist who served as poet laureate in Calgary Alberta from 2022-24. His work is known for its performative aspects and storytelling for inspiration. His performances are unparalleled for their powerful delivery...

Leilei Chen

Straddling between Canada and China, Leilei Chen‬ lives her life learning the philosophy of the in-between space and its potential contribution to social progress. She translates Margaret Laurence’s short stories, Steven Grosby’s Nationalism: A Very Short...

Kerry Ryan

Kerry Ryan has previously published two books of poetry, The Sleeping Life (The Muses’ Company) and Vs. (Anvil), which was a finalist for the Acorn-Plantos Award for People’s Poetry. Her poems and essays have appeared in journals and anthologies across Canada. In...