David Barrick’s poetry appears in The Fiddlehead, The Malahat Review, Event, Prairie Fire, The Antigonish Review, and other literary magazines. He teaches and writes in London, Ontario, where he is Co-Director of the Poetry London reading series. His first chapbook is Incubation Chamber (Anstruther Press, 2019).
Lizzie Derksen is a writer and filmmaker from Treaty Six Territory. She is the poet through whom Aunt Rachel speaks and one of the authors of the collaborative novel Project Compass (Monto Books 2017). Her writing has appeared in PRISM International, Room, Funicular Magazine, Poetry Is Dead, The Vault, and on CBC Television. Lizzie lives in Edmonton, Alberta, where she walks her dog, hosts a multi-disciplinary salon called Open Apartment, and works on her proverbial first novel. lizziederksen.com
Philip Kienholz is a Buddhist lay monk, permaculture gardener, and architect retired from licensed practice in Manitoba and Northwest Territories. He has published a book, Display: Poems, and two chapbooks: The Third Rib Knife, and Born to Rant Coerced to Smile. Recent poetry is at Write Launch, Genre: Urban Arts, Unpsychology Magazine, Halcyone Literary Review, Burningword Literary Journal, and Whirlwind.
Margo LaPierre (www.margolapierreeditor.com) is a queer, neurodivergent Canadian poet and fiction editor. Her debut collection of poetry, Washing Off the Raccoon Eyes, was published by Guernica Editions. She is a poetry selector for Bywords Magazine and Membership Chair of the Editors Canada Ottawa-Gatineau branch.
Alex Manley is a writer living in Montreal/Tiohtià:ke, whose writing has been published by Maisonneuve magazine, Vallum, Carte Blanche, The Puritan, and the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day feature, and whose debut poetry collection, We Are All Just Animals & Plants, was published by Metatron Press in 2016.
Ren Pike grew up in Newfoundland. Through sheer luck, she was born into a family who understood the exceptional value of a library card. She holds degrees in Physics and Computer Science. Her poetry has been published in antilang, Orson's Review, and Juniper. When she is not writing, she wrangles data for non-profit organizations in Calgary, Canada.