Updated: Sep 20
Marvyne Jenoff (Pronounced MarVEEN JENoff) was born and educated in Winnipeg and has lived most of her adult life in the Toronto area. She has had four books published by Canadian literary presses:
--No Lingering Peace (poetry), the Fiddlehead Press, 1972;
--Hollandsong, (poetry), Oberon Press, 1975;
--The Orphan and the Stranger (poetry), Wolsak and Wynn Publishers, 1985,
--The Emperor’s Body (fiction, re-invented folktales), Ekstasis Editions, 1995.).
Her work has also appeared in Canadian literary journals, including The Tamarack Review, The Malahat Review, and Canadian Woman Studies. Her essay, “How it Comes, Where it Goes,” will soon be published in Write: the Magazine of the Writers’ Union of Canada. Her new poetry book manuscript, Climbing the Rain, is now being considered for publication. Marvyne also has a career in the visual arts. To see her website Google her name.
Sarah Ens is a writer and editor based in Treaty 1 territory. Her writing has appeared in literary journals such as Prairie Fire, Arc Poetry Magazine, Contemporary Verse 2, and Poetry Is Dead and in 2019, she won The New Quarterly's Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest. Her debut collection of poetry, The World Is Mostly Sky, came out this spring with Turnstone Press. This summer, she completed her MFA in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan.
Host: Shayona Parth
Terese Mason Pierre is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in Canthius, The Puritan, Quill and Quire, and Strange Horizons, among others. She is currently the Senior Poetry Editor of Augur Magazine, a Canadian speculative literature journal, and the author of chapbooks Surface Area (Anstruther Press, 2019) and Manifest (Gap Riot Press, 2020). Terese lives and works in Toronto
Puerto Rican-Canadian María Helena Auerbach Rykov serves on the masthead of Pulp Literature as copy editor and proofreader, and also freelances as writing mentor and editor in multiple genres. Her poetry and prose can be found online and on paper. She lives in Riverdale with a new-to-her (rehomed) Bombay cat named Raven, who is as beautiful as she is bossy. Definitely a trickster. Mary reads from her poetry collection, some conditions apply, released this pandemic Spring 2020 by Inanna Publications. More at maryrykov.com.
Host: Maida Sosa-Velasquez
Daniel Cowper's poetry and criticism has appeared in literary reviews in Canada, the US, and Ireland, including Prairie Fire, Arc Poetry, Barren, and Southword, and has been long-listed for the CBC Poetry Prize. He is the author of The God of Doors, winner of the Frog Hollow Chapbook Prize, and Grotesque Tenderness, published in 2019 by McGill-Queen's University Press. He lives on Bowen Island, with his wife, Emily, and their 17 month-old Edmund.
John Nyman is a poet and critic from Toronto. His most recent verse chapbook, The Devil, was published with knife | fork | book in late March, and a new chapbook of erasure poetry and art based on the Choose Your Own Adventure series of children's books is forthcoming with JackPine Press. Connect with John on Twitter (@Jhonnyman9), Instagram (@selected.works), and johnnymanwriting.wordpress.com
Frances Boyle is the author of two poetry books, most recently This White Nest (Quattro Books, 2019). She has also written Seeking Shade, a short story collection (The Porcupine’s Quill, 2020) and Tower, a novella (Fish Gotta Swim Editions, 2018) as well as several chapbooks. Her writing has appeared throughout North America and the U.K. including recent and forthcoming work in Best Canadian Poetry 2020, Blackbird, Prairie Fire, Event, Dreich, Feral¸ Parentheses Journal and Cypress. Frances served on the editorial board of Arc Poetry Magazine for over ten years, and now writes reviews for that journal and for Canthius: feminism and literary arts. She lives in Ottawa. Visit www.francesboyle.com and follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @francesboyle19.
Anna Yin was Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate (2015-2017) and has authored five collections of poetry. Her poems/translations have appeared at ARC Poetry, New York Times, China Daily, CBC Radio, World Journal, etc. Anna won the 2005 Ted Plantos Memorial Award, two MARTYs, two scholarships from West Chester University Poetry Conference, three grants from OAC, and the 2013 Professional Achievement Award from CPAC. She performed her poetry on Parliament Hill and has been featured at the 2015 Austin International Poetry Festival and 2017 National poetry month project etc. She teaches Poetry Alive at schools, colleges, and libraries. Her website: annapoetry.com
Host: Mike Lipsius
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