Conyer Clayton is an award-winning writer, editor, musician, and arts educator living on unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe land. She is the author of But the sun, and the ships, and the fish, and the waves (A Feed Dog Book by Anvil Press, 2022), We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite (Guernica Editions, 2020, Winner of the Ottawa Book Award), and many chapbooks, most recently, holy disorder of being (Gap Riot Press, 2022) written collaboratively with VII, a poetry collective of which she is a member. Her poetry, essays, and criticism appear in Room Magazine, filling station, Canthius, Arc Poetry Magazine, CV2, The Capilano Review and others.

Paul Edward Costa is a Canadian literary artist and Poet Laureate Emeritus who has published in numerous literary journals such as Lothlorien Poetry Journal and Mono Fiction Literary Journal. He also frequently performs spoken word poetry live and online. His poetry book The Long Train of Chaos was put out by Kung Fu Treachery Press and his fiction collection God Damned Avalon was recently published by Mosaic Press. IG: @paul.edward.costa  Twitter @paul_e_costa  

Grace Epstein is a poet and fiction writer living and working in the Pacific Northwest. 

Kim Fahner lives and writes in Sudbury, Ontario. Her most recent book of poems is These Wings (Pedlar Press, 2019) and her new book of poems, Emptying the Ocean, will be published by Frontenac House in Fall 2022. Kim is the Ontario Representative of 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. She may be reached via her author website at 

Matt Hsu is a student from San Francisco, California. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and he’s published or forthcoming in Roanoke Review, Kissing Dynamite Poetry, Sine Theta Magazine, and The Lumiere Review. Currently he's querying his first novel: a twisty, thriller-mystery about a crafty assassin. You can find him on Twitter at @MattHsu19 or at his personal website

Laurie Koensgen is a writer and educator living in Ottawa, Canada. Her poetry has appeared in journals, anthologies and online magazines across North America and in the UK. Laurie is a founding member of the Ruby Tuesday Writing Group. Her latest chapbook, Blue Moon/Orange Begonias, is with Rose Garden Press.  @EkeLore   @lauriekoensgen

É.G.N. Lafleur is a new poet living in Tkaronto. She has been published in Feed Lit Mag and Coven Editions and is attempting to forget her past of youth poetry competitions and journals. She writes to work out the questions raised in her academic work on medieval English history and literature through poetry and fiction. When she is not busy as a jobbing library assistant, drop in worker, and archives lackey, she fosters cats.

Katey Linskey is a writer. She draws from her experiences growing up in Boston and living in India, and Guatemala. She spent six years working in global health which continues to inform her writing. Her work will be published in the forthcoming West Review. She currently lives on a homestead in Oregon.

Dorothy Lune is a Yorta Yorta poet who has been writing poems for 4 years, born in Australia. Her work has appeared in Aurora Journal, Pink Plastic House, Open Leaf Press, Ice Lolly Review, & more. She draws, paints, writes poems, & is compiling a manuscript entitled Lady Bug. 

Dawn Macdonald lives in Whitehorse, Yukon, where she was raised off the grid. She holds a degree in applied mathematics and used to know a lot about infinite series. Her poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, The Malahat Review, and Strange Horizons.

Rebecca Macijeski holds a PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has attended artist residencies with The Ragdale Foundation, The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and Art Farm Nebraska. A Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Nominee, her poems have appeared in The Missouri ReviewPoet Lore, Barrow Street, Nimrod, The Journal, Sycamore Review, The Cincinnati Review, Fairy Tale Review, Puerto del Sol, and many others. Rebecca is Creative Writing Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor at Northwestern State University. Her chapbook, Autobiography, will come out with Split Rock Press later this year. Visit her online at

Sonia Nicholson’s work has appeared in various publications including Mosaic TimesTime of Singing, the Living Hyphen podcast, Van Island Poetry Collective, and Literary Heist. Her writing regularly explores themes of identity, family, and place. A first generation Canadian who grew up in a Portuguese immigrant household, she was born and raised in Osoyoos, British Columbia. Sonia holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (with Distinction) in French and Spanish from the University of Victoria, and continues to call Victoria home. Her debut novel, Provenance Unknown, will be published in Spring 2023 by Sands Press.

Torsten Richter is a german photographic artist since 1991, nowadays working mainly with pinhole cameras. It’s the simplicity of the equipment that has attracted him, and it’s the complexity of the process that keeps him going. Capturing time, light, space and spirit are the parameters for his unusual way and use of photography.

Cassandra Whitaker is a trans writer from the rural south. Their work has been published in Little Patuxent Review, Barrelhouse, Kitchen Table Quarterly, The Daily Drunk & among other places. They are a member of the National Book Critics Circle.

Dave Wise struggled with talking as a kid so non-verbal communication became his focus. His first foray into the darkroom came at 3 years old. He left school at 16 and, unable to settle into regular employment, hitchhiked to France with the aim of joining the French Foreign Legion. He’s since wandered through over 80 countries, documenting his experiences using a variety of means including pinhole photography, film, poetry, and prose. His photos have featured in over 30 exhibitions, and his work has appeared in the same amount of books. In 1999 he founded the Medway art collective Dilute To Taste, and in 2002 created Urban Fox Press with Billy Childish, which published over 50 books by Medway creatives. From 2004 to 2006 he organized the Medway Independent Arts Festival with Zara Carpenter. In 2008 he founded Hakim & Slater Press, which continues to this day. Dave worked as a sports and travel journalist before emigrating to Canada in 2015. He enjoys marathons, and has won the 24 hour Canadian running Championships a couple of times. Running-induced vulnerability, as well as yogic breathing and the lowering of energy, plays a part in his creative process. He began painting in 2021 and had his first exhibition in this medium in May 2022 in New York State.

Patrick Wright has a poetry collection, Full Sight Of Her, published by Black Spring Press (2020). He has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and teaches English Literature and Creative Writing at the Open University. He is also currently finishing a PhD in Creative Writing, on the ekphrasis of modern and contemporary art, supervised by Jane Yeh and Siobhan Campbell.

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