Biography: 

Émile Nelligan is one of the most celebrated and admired of Canada’s nineteenth-century poets.  He had only a brief career as a young poet, but produced some remarkable poems.

Biography: 

Matt Rader is a Canadian poet, editor, and instructor. He's the author of three critically aclaimed books of poetry: A Doctor Pedalled Her Bicycle Over the River Arno (House of Anansi Press, 2011), Living Things (Nightwood Editions, 2008), and Miraculous Hours (Nightwood Editions, 2005). 

He lives in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

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Sachiko Murakami is a Canadian poet and editor. She is the author of The Invisibility Exhibit, which was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award and the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and Rebuild. Currently, she is the Poetry Editor at Insomniac Press.

 

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Biography: 

Michael Lista is a Canadian poet, editor, and critic. He is the author of Bloom (House of Anansi Press), which was named one of Quill and Quire's ten best books of 2010. His work has appeared internationally in venues such as Arc Poetry MagazineBorder Crossings, and Poetry.

Biography: 

Jason Guriel is an internationally acclaimed Canadian poet and critic. He was the first Canadian to be awarded Poetry's Frederick Bock Prize in 2007, and followed it with Poetry's Editors Prize for Book Reviewing in 2009.

Biography: 

Nyla Matuk is a Canadian poet. She is the author of Sumptuary Laws (2012) and Oneiric (2009), a chapbook. Her poems have appeared in a number of Canadian literary journals such as Maisonneuve, Arc Poetry Magazine, The Walrus, Event, and The Literary Review of Canada, as well as The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2012.

Biography: 

Wayne Clifford is a Canadian poet, editor, and educator. He has written more than a dozen books of poetry, including the goundbreaking sonnet sequence The Exile's Papers, which currently extends over three volumes. After attaining his M.A. and M.F.A. at the University of Iowa in 1969, he spent three and half decades working at a small college in Kingston, Ontario.

Biography: 

Dani Couture is a Toronto-based writer and editor. She is the author of two collections of poetry: Good Meat (Pedlar Press, 2006), and Sweet (Pedlar Press, 2010), which won the Relit Award for Poetry and was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. Her first novel, Algoma, was published by Invisible Publishing in 2011.

Biography: 

Carmine Starnino is a Canadian poet, editor, and literary critic. He's the author of four collections of poetry including This Way Out (Gaspereau Press, 2009), which was nominated for the Govenor General's Award.

Biography: 

Shane Neilson was born in New Brunswick. He attended the University of New Brunswick, where he completed his BSc. He obtained his MD from Dalhousie University, and is due to finish his MFA at the University of Guelph in 2013. Neilson is the author of three collections of poetry, and a two time winner of the Arc Poetry Magazine Poem of the Year Award.

 

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