Meet Hana Mason! Our upcoming issue 6.1 will feature three of Hana’s pieces: two poems (“Sikome Lake” and “Still-life in the Diagnostic Imaging Wing”) and one short story (“Horse Politics”)!
How Hanna describes these pieces in 12 words or less: “Sikome Lake”: Enjoy a swim and a popsicle while you ruminate on body image. “Still-life in the Diagnostic Imaging Wing”: Lay still and breathe deep; brain scans reveal more than grey matter. “Horse Politics”: Dispatches on grief, oatmeal, and horses’ social dramas from a lonely ranch.
Hana Mason is a Victoria-based writer from Calgary. Her work has appeared in Riddle Fence, The Minola Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere. This is her first poetry publication.
Meet Alyson Hoy! Alyson’s work of nonfiction, “A Queer Pandemic,” will be featured in our upcoming issue 6.1.
How Alyson describes this piece in 12 words or less: In the pandemic, why research sourdough when you could be having sex?
Alyson Hoy (PhD, UBC) is a writer and scholar living in Vancouver, Canada. Her work intersects memoir writing with queer and feminist theories of feeling and embodiment and explores themes of sex, queer identity, illness, psychic life, and anorexia. She is a Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor with the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Meet Sarah Hilton! Sarah’s poem, “coitophobia,” will be featured in our upcoming issue 6.1.
How Sarah describes this poem in 12 words or less: Here, the body is a lung, an ocean, an opening.
Sarah Hilton is a queer poet from Scarborough, Ontario. Her writing is currently featured or forthcoming in CV2, Pink Plastic House, FEEL WAYS, IthacaLit, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the E. Nelson James Poetry Award, and was shortlisted for the Laura K. Alleyne Difficult Fruit Poetry Prize. Sarah is a Master of Information student at the University of Toronto.
Meet natalie hanna! natalie’s poem, “out of order,” will be featured in our upcoming issue 6.1.
How natalie describes this poem in 12 words or less: How to grow like a fight.
natalie hanna is a queer, disabled, Ottawa-born lawyer of Middle-Eastern descent. She runs battleaxe press (poetry), encouraging feminist work. She was a past Administrative Director of the Sawdust Reading Series, and Arc Poetry Magazine board member (2016-2018). hanna is the author of twelve chapbooks, including titles with above/ground press, Baseline Press, and Collusion Books. Her poetry, interviews, and commentary have appeared in print and online in Canada and the United States. Her poem, “light conversation,” received Honourable Mention in Arc Poetry Magazine’s 2019 Diana Brebner Prize. More information about her literary work can be found online at https://nhannawriting.wordpress.com
Meet Tolmie Greaves! Tolmie’s flash fiction, “Ballad,” will be featured in our upcoming issue 6.1.
How Tolmie describes this piece in 12 words or less: A juvenile dry-hump, thwarted by Jesus.
Tolmie Greaves is a writer living and working in Vancouver on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. She has studied creative writing at Capilano University and is currently training to be an Intimacy Coordinator for film. A feminist lover of horror movies, she writes short fiction and screenplays.
Meet Hollay Ghadery! Hollay’s poem, “Why Fatima Killed Her Mother,” will be featured in our upcoming issue 6.1.
How Hollay describes this poem in 12 words or less: A fresh look at the oldest trick in the book.
Hollay Ghadery is a writer living in small-town Ontario. She has her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. Her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have been published in various literary journals, including The Malahat Review, Room, CAROUSEL, The Antigonish Review, Grain, and The Fiddlehead. Fuse, her memoir in mixed-race identity and mental health, was released by Guernica Editions’ MiroLand imprint in Spring 2021.
Meet Jennifer Falkner! Jennifer’s short story, “Columbina,” will be featured in our upcoming issue 6.1.
How Jennifer describes this story in 12 words or less: When a puppet stops breathing, the audience holds its breath.
Jennifer Falkner (she/her) lives in Ottawa on the traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabeg First Nation. Her short stories have appeared in numerous publications. In 2021, she placed first in the Little Bird writing contest.
Meet Clay Everest! Clay’s poem, “Fog,” will be featured in our upcoming issue 6.1.
How Clay describes this poem in 12 words or less: “Fog” is about adults playing pretend and reflecting on childhood disaster games.
Clay Everest is a poet from Halifax who now lives in St. John’s. His work has previously appeared in untethered, (parenthetical), and Riddle Fence. His manuscript, No Subject for the Inexperienced, was awarded the 2020 Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union Fresh Fish Award. Clay Everest likes boats.
Meet Conyer Clayton! Conyer’s poem, “Once a Week for Eternity,” will be featured in our upcoming issue 6.1.
How Conyer describes this poem in 12 words or less: Reframing the inconvenience of allergy shots as a pathway to the divine.
Conyer Clayton is a writer, musician, editor, and gymnastics coach living on the traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe, aka Ottawa. Her debut full-length collection, We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite (Guernica Editions, 2020), was a finalist for the 2021 Relit Award. She won The Capilano Review’s 2019 Robin Blaser Poetry Prize and ARC Poetry Magazine’s 2017 Diana Brebner Prize. She’s released two albums and eight chapbooks, including Sprawl | the time it took us to forget (Collusion Books, 2020) written with Manahil Bandukwala, and Towers (Collusion Books, 2021) by VII, of which she is a member.