LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS

Rachel Barduhn is an aspiring poet and writer from Scarborough, Ontario. Ever since the age of six, writing has become the first love of her life. She has since preformed her poems in small open mics and recently included in black-owned art magazine PITCH and The Big Art Book by Scarborough Arts. She hopes her work will inspire others to be true to themselves, empower others and to make her voice heard.     /  @rjbarduhnwrites  on Twitter

Frances Boyle's third poetry collection, Openwork and Limestone, will be published by Frontenac House in fall 2022. In addition to two earlier poetry collections, she is also the author of Seeking Shade, an award-winning short story collection, and Tower, a novella. Frances’s writing has been selected for the Best Canadian Poetry series, nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, and appeared throughout North America and internationally. Recent and forthcoming publications include work in Blackbird, Paris Lit Up, The Madrigal, QWERTY and The New Quarterly.         /    francesboyle.com  @francesboyle19 on Twitter/Instagram.

Born and raised in India, Ayesha Chatterjee has lived in England, the USA and Germany. She is the author of two poetry collections, The Clarity of Distance, and Bottles and Bones. Her work has appeared in The Moth (Ireland), Magma Poetry (UK), Exile Quarterly (Canada), The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective and elsewhere, and has been translated into French, Slovene and Russian. Chatterjee is a past president of the League of Canadian Poets and currently chairs the League’s Feminist Caucus. She lives in Toronto.       / @profoundpapaya on Twitter and @ayeshachatterjeepoet on Instagram

William Doreski lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire. He has taught at several colleges and universities. His most recent book of poetry is Mist in Their Eyes (2021).  His essays, poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared in various journals.

Amelia Gorman is a recent transplant to Eureka, California. She enjoys exploring the redwoods and coasts with her dogs and foster dogs. Some of her recent poetry has appeared in Penumbric, Vastarien, and The Deadlands and her first chapbook, FIeld Guide to Invasive Species of Minnesota is available from Interstellar Flight Press.

Catherine Graham’s most recent book, Æther: An Out-of-Body Lyric, was a finalist for the Toronto Book Award and The Celery Forest was named a CBC Best Book of the Year and was a finalist for the Fred Cogswell Award. A previous winner of TIFA’s Poetry NOW, she leads their monthly Book Club. Author of the award-winning debut novel Quarry, her second novel, The Most Cunning Heart, appears Spring 2022. She co-hosts The Hummingbird Podcast: Conversation & Inspiration and teaches creative writing at University of Toronto SCS. Her next poetry book appears Spring 2023.  / catherinegraham.com  @catgrahampoet 

Sharon Harris is a pinhole photographer based in Laurel  Springs, New Jersey, USA. Majoring in printmaking, she earned her B.A. from Rutgers University, New Jersey. Throughout her life, as reflected in her images, Sharon is fascinated by “the imagination”. As a child, Sharon was profoundly moved by the painting “Death on a Pale Horse” by Albert Pinkham Ryder. She explains: “A skeleton riding a horse set the wheels of my imagination in motion." Sharon’s work has been featured in numerous publications including SHOTS magazine, and the German publication Kwerfeldein. She is the recipient of Seities Publication Pinhole Feature 2021 and was a featured guest on “The Lensless Podcast’“ (show # 73). Her photographs were selected for exhibit at SoHo Photo Gallery’s “Krappy Kamera Competition” in Tribeca, New York, amongst many other  prestigious exhibitions. Sharon’s work is included in the  permanent art collection of Rutgers University, New Jersey. She was a participating artist in the Islip Art Museum 2019  boundless book project “A Book About Death“, and her work  is now part of the Islip Museum’s permanent collection. Sharon continues to photograph, lecture, and to be  recognized for her unique style of photographing through the  pinhole camera.    /   sharonharrisphotography.com @sharonharrispinholephotography on Instagram

Lauren Hilger is the author of Lady Be Good (CCM, 2016) and Morality Play (Poetry NW Editions, 2022). She serves as a poetry editor for No Tokens. Collaborations with Dionissios Kollias have been published in Glass: A Journal of Poetry, GlitterMOB, Pouch, The Tiny, and Zone 3.  laurenhilger.com

Ilya Inozemtsev has been fascinated with photography since the mid 90’s, and began experimenting with film as a medium around 2012, exploring the mystery and peacefulness of night  photography. Later, with the help of his brother he designed and made a 3D printed pinhole camera which opened new possibilities in capturing the light and altering the flow of time. The simplicity of the pinhole principle combined with medium format film never fails to surprise him with its ability to capture familiar scenes in a unique and special way, while retaining an element of surprise with every shot.

Dionissios Kollias' work has appeared in No, Dear Magazine, Hobart, and elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.  Collaborations with Lauren Hilger have been published in Glass: A Journal of Poetry, GlitterMOB, Pouch, The Tiny, and Zone 3.

Grace Kwan is a queer Chinese-Malaysian author and graduate student based in Vancouver, BC. Grace's debut poetry chapbook, We Search For God on Mars, was published by Bottlecap Press in December 2021. Their debut collection of creative nonfiction stories, Prelude, came out from Life Rattle Press in June 2020. Their prose and poetry have appeared in Plenitude Magazine and The Capilano Review, among others.      /  http://grkwan.com  @sleepyfacegrace on Twitter and Instagram 

Clayton Longstaff’s writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in publications including The Dalhousie Review, Canadian Literature, Prism International and elsewhere. He lives on the unceded territory of the Lekwungen & W̱SÁNEĆ nations. 

Sergey Lebedev

DS Maolalai has been nominated nine times for Best of the Net and seven times for the Pushcart Prize. He has released two collections, "Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden" (Encircle Press, 2016) and "Sad Havoc Among the Birds" (Turas Press, 2019). His third collection, "Noble Rot" is scheduled for release in April 2022.

Jessica Lee McMillan is an emerging poet with an MA in English. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Blank Spaces, Pocket Lint (gnurr), The South Shore Review, Rat's Ass Review, Tiny Spoon and Dream Pop Journal, among others. She writes from New Westminster, British Columbia.

Khashayar “Kess” Mohammadi (He/They) is a queer, Iranian born, Toronto-based Poet, Writer and Translator. They were shortlisted for the 2021 Austin Clarke poetry prize, they are the winner of the 2021 Vallum Poetry Prize and the author of three poetry chapbooks and two translated poetry chapbooks. Their debut poetry collection "Me, You, Then Snow" is out with Gordon Hill Press. Their second book “WJD” is forthcoming in a double volume with the translation of Saeed Tavanaee’s “The OceanDweller” from Gordon Hill Press fall 2022. Their collaborative poetry manuscript with poet Klara Du Plessis is forthcoming with Palimpsest Press Fall 2023.

Sage Ravenwood is a deaf Cherokee woman residing in upstate NY with her two rescue dogs, Bjarki and Yazhi, and her one-eyed cat Max. She is an outspoken advocate against animal cruelty and domestic violence. Her work can be found in Glass Poetry - Poets Resist, The Temz Review, Contrary, trampset, Pittsburgh Poetry Journal, Pioneertown Literary, Grain, Sundress Press anthology - The Familiar Wild: On Dogs and Poetry, Gothic Blue Book Volume VI - A Krampus Carol, The Rumpus, Lit Quarterly, PØST, Massachusetts Review, Savant-Garde, ANMLY (Anomaly), River Mouth Review, Native Skin, and more forthcoming.         /     https://sageravenwood.blogspot.com   @SageRavenwood on Twitter
 
Michael Russell (he/they) is the author of chapbook Grindr Opera (Frog Hollow Press). He’s queer, has BPD, Bipolar Disorder and way too much anxiety. His work has appeared in Arc Poetry Magazine, Heavy Feather Review, SICK Magazine among other places. He lives in Toronto and thinks you’re fantabulous.      / @michael.russell.poet on Instagram

Rikki Santer My poems have appeared in various publications including Ms. Magazine, Poetry East, Heavy Feather Review, Slab, Slipstream, [PANK], Crab Orchard Review, RHINO, Grimm, Hotel Amerika and The Main Street Rag. My work has received many honors including six Pushcart and three Ohioana and Ohio Poet book award nominations as well as a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  My tenth collection, How to Board a Moving Ship, has just been released by Lily Poetry Review Books.

Rebecca Siegel lives and writes in Vermont. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Moist Poetry Journal, Boats Against the Current, Visual Verse, Bloodroot Literary Magazine, Dust Poetry Magazine, Analog Magazine, Zócalo Public Square, Container's Multitudes series, and elsewhere.

Alex Skorochid is a writer and visual artist who lives with his partner and son 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.     / alexskorochid.wordpress.com  @pinholevictora on Instagram

Joseph Stefani lives in Tucson Arizona with his wife Vicki and their dog, Maeve. He paints, writes, and gardens while Maeve supervises (all three). A former writing teacher at the University of Arizona, his work has appeared in the Portland Review, The Poeming Pigeon and elsewhere.

Samuel Strathman (he/him) is a poet, visual artist, and custodian. Some of his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Juniper, I-70 Review, A Thin Slice of Anxiety and other publications.  His debut poetry collection, “Omnishambles” is forthcoming with Ice Floe Press (2022). He is currently living on the traditional land of the Anishnaabeg people.      / @_strathman_ on Instagram/Twitter

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