LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
L. ACADIA is a literature professor at National Taiwan University, a dog pillow at home, and otherwise searching Taipei for ghosts and vegan treats. L. has a PhD from Berkeley and creative work published or forthcoming in Autostraddle, The Dodge (nominated for Best of the Net), Feral, Lothlorian Poetry Journal, Neologism Poetry Journal, Neon Door, New Orleans Review, Reservoir Road Literary Review, Subterranean Blue Poetry, and Typehouse Magazine. Twitter and Instagram: @acadialogue
ANNE ARCHER ( aka Archer Lundy) is a musician and poet who lives on unceded Algonquin Territory near Sharbot Lake, Ontario. She is the author of two chapbooks: ICH HEISSE CLARA (Alien Buddha Press, 2021) and FROM THE FRONTENACS (Woodpecker Lane Press, 2022). Her poem, 'Mo Ghile Mear,' will be featured on Poetry Pause (January 13, 2023), sponsored by the League of Canadian Poets.
SUSAN ATKINSON’s poems have won a number of awards, most recently contest winner in North Grenville’s 2022 Poetry Contest, first prize in the 2019 National Capital Writers Contest and Notable Mention in The New Quarterly’s 2020 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse. She has new work in Grain Magazine and The Queen’s Quarterly. Her first full-length collection, The Marta Poems was published by Silver Bow Publishing in 2020 and her chapbook The Birthday Party, The Mariachi Player and The Tourist was released in 2021 by Catkin Press. Visit www.susanjatkinson.com for more information
EMILY CANN ((she/her) has been writing her way back to PEI ever since she left. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Broken Pencil Magazine’s “Deathmatch,” Tendon, and Estuary Magazine. Her poetry has been shortlisted for Room Magazine’s annual poetry prize. Emily holds an MS in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University, an MA in English from the University of Guelph, and an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC.
ELIZABETH CROWELL grew up in northern New Jersey and has a B.A. from Smith College in English Literature and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing/Poetry from Columbia University. She taught college and high school English for many years. She lives outside of Boston with her wife and teenage children.
JACK DAVIS is a writer, teacher, and poet. Born and raised in the American South, his work confronts personal and global histories of land, lineage, violence, and family. A recipient of fellowships through Princeton in Asia and the U.S. Fulbright Foundation, he's interested in expanding poetry's reach and accessibility in the world. In 2020 he was recognized by the United Nations for his work on the poetry installation Sauti, which featured poems from over twenty countries and seven languages. His work is published in Alien Magazine. Davis is an MFA Candidate at New York University and is at work on his first collection Witness.
PHOEBE EISENBEIS is a writer, artist, and farmer living in Minnesota. She holds a B.A. from Lawrence University where she studied English and Environmental Studies. She has worked on small farms in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and New York which informs her writing and art.
KIM FAHNER lives, writes, and teaches in Sudbury, Ontario. Her latest book of poems is Emptying the Ocean (Frontenac House, 2022). She is the Ontario Representative for The Writers' Union of Canada (2020-24), a member of the League of Canadian Poets, and a supporting member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. Kim may be reached via her author website at www.kimfahner.com IG @kimfahner Twitter @modernirish Facebook Kim Fahner
JAMES GERING is a diarist, poet, and short story writer from Australia. He has received various international awards and prizes for his stories and poems. Interactive Press published his collection of poetry, Staying Whole While Falling Apart, in 2021. Other publication credits include Rattle, Star 82 Review, and San Pedro River Review. James lives in the Blue Mountains, where he climbs the sandstone cliffs and rappels the river canyons in search of Rilke’s solitude, Chekhov’s humility, and insight in general. He welcomes visitors at jamesgering.com.
Poet and novelist, CATHERINE GRAHAM’s hybrid memoir, Æther: An Out-of-Body Lyric, was a finalist for the Toronto Book Award, Trillium Book Award and won the CAA’s Fred Kerner Book Award. The Celery Forest was named a CBC Best Book of the Year and was a finalist for the Fred Cogswell Award. She leads the Toronto International Festival of Authors’ Book Club, co-hosts The Hummingbird Podcast, and teaches creative writing at University of Toronto Put Flowers Around Us and Pretend We’re Dead: New and Selected Poems appears this spring. www.catherinegraham.com @catgrahampoet
LINDA HUTSELL-MANNING’s writing career spans over forty years with writing published in a variety of genres. Unaware she had writing talent, she attended Ryerson & Teacher’s College and taught for two years in a one-room school. Subsequently, while attending the University of Guelph as a 1970's mature student, two Can Lit profs encouraged her to write. Her first book was published in 1981. Publications include: poetry & short fiction in literary magazines including Quarry, Freefall, Litwit, Danforth Review, lichen, consilience, Raven’s Quoth Press, Cloud Lake Literary & 101 Portraits; eleven children’s books including five picture books, two time travel novels, three professionally produced plays and five Polka Dot Door scripts; a literary novel, That Summer in Franklin, Second Story Press, a two act comedy A Certain Singing Teacher, Playwrights Canada and a memoir, Fearless and Determined: Two Years Teaching in a One-Room School, Blue Denim Press. A novella, Heads I Win Tails You Lose is TBP in 2024 by AOS Publishers. Over the decades, she has given countless library and school readings and taught Creative Writing in several Community Colleges. During Covid, she learned Power Point and gave readings and workshops to adults and children. She is currently working on a poetry collection Falling into Light, and a memoir An Occasional Chameleon, about her unorthodox childhood that began in 1940's rural Charleswood, MB. For more info: www.lindahutsellmanning.ca
MONICA KIDD is a writer with a passion for photography and film. She also works as a family physician. She divides her time between St. John’s, NL (where the pinhole images in this issue were made) and Calgary, AB.
LAURIE KOENSGEN (she/her) lives and writes in Ottawa. Her poetry has appeared in journals, anthologies and online magazines across North America and in the UK. Recent publishers include Juniper, flo. Literary Magazine, Sunday Mornings at the River, The League of Canadian Poets’ Poetry Pause, The Madrigal, and Contemporary Verse 2. Her latest chapbook, Blue Moon/ Orange Begonias, is with Rose Garden Press.
Y.S. LEE is an emerging poet and her work appears/is forthcoming in Rattle, The Literary Review of Canada, EVENT, Arc Poetry, The Australian Book Review, and other journals. A lyric essay, “Tek tek”, was shortlisted for the 2022 CBC Nonfiction Prize, and her fiction includes the critically acclaimed YA mystery series The Agency (Candlewick Press). She lives in a place we’re learning to call Katarokwi.
DOROTHY LUNE is a Yorta Yorta poet, born in Australia. Her work has appeared in Pinhole Poetry & more. She is compiling a manuscript entitled Lady Bug & can be found online @dorothylune. Website: https://dorothylune.weebly.com/
GORDON MEADE is a Scottish poet based in the East Neuk of Fife. In the past he has been the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at the University of Dundee and has read from his work throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. His most recent collection of poems, EX-Posed: Animal Elegies, was published in 2022 by Lantern Publishing & Media, New York.
The author of a clutch of novels, plays, film scripts and short story and poetry collections, MICHAEL MIROLLA’s publications include a novella, The Last News Vendor, winner of the 2020 Hamilton Literary Award for fiction, as well as three Bressani Prize winners: the novel Berlin (2010); the poetry collection The House on 14th Avenue (2014); and the short story collection Lessons in Relationship Dyads (2016). Two short stories – “The Sand Flea” and “Casebook: In The Matter of Father Dante Lazaro” – are Pushcart Prize nominees while a poetry collection, At the End of the World, was short-listed for the 2022 Hamilton Literary Award for poetry. In the fall of 2019, Michael served a three-month writer’s residency at the Historic Joy Kogawa House, during which time he finished the first draft of a novel, The Second Law of Thermodynamics. A symposium on his writing is scheduled to take place in Toronto in May of 2023. Born in Italy and raised in Montreal, Michael now lives in Hamilton, Ontario. https://www.michaelmirolla.com/ Twitter: @MichaelMirolla1
PAUL MOOREHEAD is an emerging writer whose poetry has appeared in "Turnstyle: The SABR Journal of Baseball Arts". He lives in St. John's with his partner, daughter, and cat, and works as a pediatrician when he is not writing poetry.
ALASTAIR MORRISON is a literary scholar and also a medical student. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University, and taught at universities in Canada, the US, and Denmark before enrolling in the MD program of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. His critical writing has dealt with modern and contemporary poetry, the humanities in medical education, and relationships between literature, illness, and medical work. His own poetry has recently appeared in the Literary Review of Canada. He lives in Hamilton with his spouse and two children.
CATHERINE OWEN is the author of fifteen collections of poetry and prose, including Riven (ECW 2020) and Locations of Grief: an emotional geography (Wolsak & Wynn 2020). Born in Vancouver BC, she now lives in a 1905 home in Edmonton Alberta where she edits and hosts the podcast Ms Lyric's Poetry Outlaws.
VICTOR PERROTTI resides in Virginia Beach with his family. His first camera was a Kodak Pocket-Instamatic 110 purchased for him by his mother. He has been taking photographs for a majority of his life.
An author, journalist, and a father,, KUSHAL PODDAR, editor of 'Words Surfacing’, authored eight books, the latest being 'Postmarked Quarantine'. His works have been translated into eleven languages. Twitter- https://twitter.com/Kushalpoe
JORDAN REDEKOP-JONES is a mixed-Indigenous writer from Vancouver BC. She is an English student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, where she was shortlisted for the JoAnne Ward Creative Writing Award. As well, she has upcoming work in Canthius. Growing up, Jordan spent most of her time travelling the world, which she hopes to write more about one day. Currently, she lives in Vancouver BC with her family and her mini goldendoodle India. Social media: j.r.jones__
DALE RIO is a photographic artist whose work explores issues such as mortality, human constructs, and man’s relationship with the natural world. Utilizing film and historic photographic processes, Dale employs “straight” photography to document the world around her and also creates conceptual work in response to that world. Her work has been shown extensively in the U.S., as well as in England, Germany, and New Zealand. Her images reside in private collections and have been reproduced in countless publications. She has authored one book and co-authored a second. Dale received a BA in Studio Art from Smith College in 1993 and an MFA in Photography from Pratt Institute in 1996. In 1997, she was awarded a Fulbright Travel Grant and the Miguel Vinciguerra Grant to document life in rural Sicily. Upon her return to the States, Dale embarked upon a varied photographic career that has included freelancing, serving as a master darkroom printer, teaching, curating, and editing. In 2018, Dale was the recipient of a Windgate Scholarship, which allowed her to study the Daguerreotype process at Penland School of Craft. She has attended residencies at Penland, the Studios at MASS MoCA, and the Farmington Valley Arts Center and will be in residence at Ars BioArctica in 2023. Dale has been involved with numerous photo and art centers across the country, and in 2015, she co-founded The Halide Project, a Philadelphia-based non-profit whose mission is the support of film and historic process photography. In 2021, she launched Point A to Point B: analog explorations, a print publication that features travel- and place-based film and historic process photography, and in 2022 she founded Lux et Libera: women at the intersection of light and chemistry, an initiative that seeks to recognize the leading role women play in alternative process photography. www.dalerio.com
KEVIN A. RISNER is the author of Do Us a Favor (Variant Literature, 2021) and You Thought This Was Just Gonna Be About Cleveland, Didn't You (Ghost City Press, 2022).
WENDA SALOMONS has worked in pinhole photography, analog and digital, for over 30 years. Her current body of digital work explores how movement can reveal an essence of the subject.
ALEX SKOROCHID is a writer and visual artist who lives with his partner and two sons in Victoria, BC. When he can steal back enough time and energy from his day job he writes poems and builds and shoots pinhole cameras.
GLENN TAYLOR is a father of two, a robotics researcher, a writer and self-taught pinhole photographer and artist. He discovered pinhole photography with his kids at a hands-on workshop at his local library, and has been hooked since. He shoots directly onto paper and develops in a darkroom by hand with Caffenol, an alternative developer that consists of coffee, washing soda, and vitamin C. glenntaylorart.com IG: @glenn010101 facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Glenn.Taylor.Art
SANDRA WALKER is a Clinical Academic with a specialist interest in Creative and Community Approaches to Mental Distress. She has been widely published both academically and creatively. www.sanityco.uk
PAUL WILLIAMS has worked in the photographic industry and education for over 40 years. His practice currently focuses on the restorative aspects of nature. He is an Associate of the RPS and is currently studying for an MA in photography. Instagram: @paul_a_williams
SUSAN WISMER (she/her) is grateful to live on Treaty 18 territory at the southern shore of Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada with two human partners and a very large dog. Recent work has been published in Orbis International Literary Journal, Poetry Plans (Bell Press), Qwerty, Prairie Fire, The New Quarterly,and in Poets in Response to Peril (eds. Penn Kemp, Richard Sitoski). www.susanwismer.com.