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Steven McCabe is a poet, painter, digital artist and the author of six books, most recently Meme-Noir - a collection of autobiographical vignettes. He collaborates with media professionals in creating imagistic poetry videos. His literary GIFS, supported by the Canada Council Digital Originals program, are posted on his Wordpress blog Poemimage. His poetry manuscript in progress, Blue Period, is influenced by prehistory, the Gaelic, the Celtic, and the colours of blue.
David Stones is a mostly retired marketing and business executive, now taking a deep breath as a poet, performer and spoken word artist. He transformed his first book of poetry, Infinite Sequels (2013), into a one man show of the same name. Lauded as a “brilliant and beautiful piece of theatre” (London Free Press), Stones performs Infinite Sequels throughout Ontario, focusing on fringe and writers’ festivals. Stones has some 300 poems now in print both in Canada and internationally, primarily through presses such as Big Pond Rumours, Harmonia Press, Beliveau Books, Beret Day Press, Authors Press (India), Hidden Book Press, and Her Royal Majesty (Paris, France). He is the winner of the 2018 Brooklyn Poetry Society prize and numerous Ontario Poetry Society contests and Judge’s Choice awards. David’s second major collection, sfumato (Blue Moon Publishers), already an “Amazon Best Seller” and Amazon “Hot New Release” in Canadian poetry, will appear in April 2021. David is a proud member of the League of Canadian Poets and the Ontario Poetry Society and resides in Stratford and Toronto.
Suparna Ghosh has published three books of poetry - Sandalwood Thoughts, a collection of poems and drawings; Dots and Crosses, a prose poem with CD, and Occasionally, which features poems in free verse and ghazals in classical Indo-Persian style, one of which has been translated into Urdu and set to music; she presented the video at the Art Bar in 2018. She was one of the founding members of the Art Bar, the longest-running poetry series in Canada. Her poems have been published in local and international literary journals. Suparna was short-listed for the Montreal International Poetry Prize and published in their Global Poetry Anthology. A grand prize winning poem was choreographed and staged in San Francisco. In February 2019 and 2021, she was one of the poets to participate in Poetry in Union, a partnership between the League of Canadian Poets and the Union Station, and wrote instant personal poems for passengers for their Valentine. Her paintings were chosen for the Canadian Art of Imagination featuring international artists. Suparna was one of the finalists in the Arts and Letters Club competition, NEXT! 2015, as well as their National show, N3XT! 2020. She has exhibited her paintings in Toronto, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Mumbai and New Delhi. Please visit suparnaghosh.com for further information.
Beth Kope grew up in Alberta and now finds herself truly at home in Victoria, British Columbia, the Traditional Territory of Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples.
She has three books of poetry; Falling Season, 2010, Leaf Press which explored memory and loss of self through her mother’s challenging progression with Lewy Body Dementia. Average Height of Flight, 2015, Caitlin Press, explored land and grief, along with a few dog poems. Atlas of Roots, Caitlin Press, 2021 is her latest and is a narrative poetic series on adoption and identity.
Her poems have also found homes in anthologies (Voicing Suicide, Refugium and Sweet Water). She’s read at a variety of poetry reading series (The Writer’s Studio (Vancouver), Planet Earth Poetry, Munro’s Books, Russell’s Books (Victoria) and the Banff School of Fine Arts (Alberta). Kope has hosted and read at Victoria Festival of Authors where she’s led the popular Forest Poet-tree event along with Yvonne Blomer for the past three years.
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