Vol. 6.1 Launch Reader Profiles

Vol. 6.1 is nearly here!!! We are launching virtually on zoom on Tuesday, December 14th, 2021 @ 7 PM EST (register here). Will you be there to hear readings from our fantastic contributor reader line-up!?

Michelle Poirier Brown is an internationally published poet and performer, currently living in Lək̓ʷəŋən territory (Victoria, BC). She is nêhiýaw-iskwêw and a citizen of the Métis Nation. Her poem “Wake” won PRISM international’s 2019 Earle Birney Prize. Other poetry has appeared in, or is forthcoming from, Arc, CV2, Grain, The Greensboro Review, Emrys Journal, Plenitude, The Puritan, and Vallum; several chapbooks and anthologies; and the 2021 song cycle, “The Length of a Day” (Jeffrey Ryan, composer). Her debut book, You Might Be Sorry You Read This, is forthcoming from the University of Alberta Press in the Robert Kroetsch Series in 2022. www.skyblanket.ca

Born in Toronto, Charmaine Cadeau now lives and works in Lewisville, NC. She is an English professor at High Point University, where she teaches creative writing and literature, and serves as the advisor for Apogee Magazine. She has published two collections of poetry, What You Used to Wear (Goose Lane Editions) and Placeholder (Brick Books), the most recent of which won the Brockman-Campbell Book Award and the ReLit Award. Her newest book, Skytale, was handmade with the support of JackPine Press.

Katie Cameron (she/they) is a writer, activist, and queer white settler living on the stolen and unsurrendered territory of the Mi’kmaq (Truro, Nova Scotia). Their work has appeared in Plenitude. She participated in the Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program through Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia as an apprentice writer, 2019-2020.

Clay Everest is a poet from Halifax who now lives in St. John’s. His work has previously appeared in untethered, The(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.

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 Magazine, 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.

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.

Elizabeth Harrison is from St. Andrews West, Ontario. She lives and works in Mississauga.

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.

A. A. Parr is a writer, artist, and entrepreneur who calls both Sault Ste. Marie and Toronto home. She holds a Specialised Honours BFA from York University and is the Founder and Managing Editor of Type A Media, publishing fresh, diverse voices from Northern Ontario and beyond. She is the author of What Lasts Beyond the Burning (Nightingale & Sparrow Press, 2020) and a weekly poetry series written for and about strangers, I Wrote You This Poem (Channillo.com). Her creative works have been seen on stages, in galleries, and in print throughout North America over the past two decades. In her work, she seeks to explore difficult themes in an attempt to shine a necessary light into our darkest crevices. For more information on her creative works, please visit www.aaparr.wixsite.com/ourghosts

Anna Ralph is a writer and storyteller currently living in Montreal, Quebec and she’s probably drinking a coffee right now. She obtained her BA in Philosophy from Concordia University. Her prose explores life’s syrupy sweet nostalgia and its sharp inevitabilities. You can find her work scattered across the internet, if you look in the right places.

Jessica Anne Robinson is a Toronto writer and, more tellingly, a Libra. Her poetry has been featured in anthologies and literary journals nationally and internationally, including SAND Journal, After the Pause, The Hart House Review, and Room Magazine. She curates a weekly poetry series for Fare Well design house. You can find her anywhere @hey_jeska