D.S. Stymeist

D.S. Stymeist’s poems have appeared in numerous magazines, including The Antigonish Review, Prairie Fire, The Dalhousie Review, Steel Chisel, and The Fiddlehead. His work was short-listed for Vallum’s 2015 poetry prize and was featured as the Parliamentary Poet...

Beth Everest

Beth Everest is a Calgary based writer whose poetry and fiction have been published in journals across the country. silent sister: the mastectomy poems is her second book of poetry. Beth has won numerous awards for her work and her teaching. Most recently, her piece...

Murray Reiss

Murray Reiss has lived on Salt Spring Island, B.C., since 1979. His first book, The Survival Rate of Butterflies in the Wild (Hagios Press), won the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for the best first book of poetry published in Canada in 2013....

Heidi Garnett

Heidi Garnett was born near Gdansk (Danzig) during the Second World War. Prior to being expulsed in 1945-46, her Mennonite family had farmed the delta called the Danziger Werder since the 1570s. Her poems have been published in literary journals and anthologies across...

Harold Rhenisch

HAROLD RHENISCH is from the lost orchard culture of B.C.’s Similkameen Valley and the lost German socialist colony of the Southern Okanagan. After playing Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, he studied poetry with P.K. Page, Charles Lillard, Derk Wynand and...

Cassy Welburn

CASSY WELBURN is a poet and storyteller whose work has appeared in literary journals, anthologies and on CBC radio. She has travelled across Canada sharing her work at festivals, and for audiences of all ages. She works part time as a teacher to new Canadians and as...