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Issue 9: Imagine the God of the Garden by Micheline Maylor

Dr. Micheline Maylor was Calgary’s Poet Laureate 2016-18. Her latest poetry collection is The Bad Wife (2021), and Little Wildheart (U of Alberta Press) was long listed for both the Pat Lowther and Raymond Souster awards. She recently won the Lois Hole Award for Editorial Excellence in Alberta. She teaches creative writing at Mount Royal University and has beenContinue reading “Issue 9: Imagine the God of the Garden by Micheline Maylor”

Issue 8: Steve McOrmond’s Snakes & Ladders

Steve McOrmond is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Reckon (Brick Books 2018) and The Good News about Armageddon (Brick Books 2010). He was the 2018 recipient of the P. K. Page Founders’ Award for Poetry for his poem “Proof of Life.” A native of Prince Edward Island, he calls Toronto home. Visit himContinue reading “Issue 8: Steve McOrmond’s Snakes & Ladders”

Issue 7: Love has Nothing to Do by Robert Priest

Bio A literary poet in the tradition of Neruda and Mayakovsky, a composer of lush love poems, a singer-songwriter, a widely quoted aphorist, a children’s poet and novelist, Robert Priest is a mainstay of the literary/spoken word/music circuit both in Canada and abroad. His words have been quoted in the Farmer’s Almanac, debated in the OntarioContinue reading “Issue 7: Love has Nothing to Do by Robert Priest”

Issue 6: Fleeting Concern by Katherine Autio

Katherine Autiö was born to a Finnish father and a Scottish mother in Kirkland Lake Ontario, in what was then a predominantly Finnish community.  Since then, she has been a professional clown, a folk singer, an actress, a director, and a playwright.  She is currently a surrealist oil painter, poet, and for the past 30 years,Continue reading “Issue 6: Fleeting Concern by Katherine Autio”

Issue Five: Chet Baker, Falling Out a Window (1988) by Chris Hutchinson

Chris Hutchinson is the author of four poetry books as well as the speculative autobiography in verse novel Jonas in Frames. His most recent poetry collection, In the Vicinity of Riches (Goose Lane Editions / icehouse poetry) appeared in spring, 2020. Catch him online at: chris-hutchinson.com   Chet Baker, Falling Out a Window (1988) It’s true, I used to tell liesContinue reading “Issue Five: Chet Baker, Falling Out a Window (1988) by Chris Hutchinson”

Issue Four: Wednesday’s Man by Penn Kemp

Penn Kemp has participated in Canadian cultural life for 50 years, writing, editing, and publishing poetry and plays: 30 books and 10 CDs. Penn is the League’s Spoken Word Artist (2015) and inaugural recipient of the “Muttsy” award! Her collection, A Near Memoir: new poems (Beliveau Books), recently launched. Of the old poets, the one I mostoften call onContinue reading “Issue Four: Wednesday’s Man by Penn Kemp”

Issue Three: Chris Banks’ 40

 Chris Banks is a Canadian poet and author of five collections of poems, most recently Midlife Action Figure by ECW Press 2019. His first full-length collection, Bonfires, was awarded the Jack Chalmers Award for poetry by the Canadian Authors’ Association in 2004. Bonfires was also a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poetry in Canada.  His poetryContinue reading “Issue Three: Chris Banks’ 40”

Issue Two: Elana Wolff’s How Alteration Works

Elana Wolff is a Toronto-based writer of poetry and creative nonfiction. Her work has recently appeared in The Dalhousie Review, Canadian Literature, Vallum, Arc, and Sepia. Her poem “I really liked your reading last night”has been chosen for inclusion in Best Canadian Poetry 2021 by Souvankham Thammavongsa for Biblioasis. Her collection, Swoon (Guernica Editions), is the 2020 winner of the Canadian Jewish AwardContinue reading “Issue Two: Elana Wolff’s How Alteration Works”

ISSUE ONE: Expatriate by Steve Noyes

Steve Noyes has published two novels and six poetry collections. His most recent books are small data (Frog Hollow, 2014) and November’s Radio (Oolichan, 2015). He is currently marooned in Sheffield, UK, where, after finishing a PhD, he is working on another poetry collection, The Conveyor and Other Poems. “I guess you’re off to the true center Of all cultureContinue reading “ISSUE ONE: Expatriate by Steve Noyes”