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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. His work has appeared in  numerous publications including Canadian Notes & Queries, Parnassus, Poetry, Reader's Digest and The Walrus.




Technicolored (Exile, 2006)
Pure Product (Véhicule Press, 2009)


The Pigheaded Soul (Porcupine's Quill, 2013)


James Arthur's first book of poetry, Charms Against Lightning, was published as a Lannan Literary Selection by Copper Canyon Press in 2012. His work has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, The New Republic and The New Yorker. In 2003 he received an MFA from the University of Washington, and he is currently an Assistant Proffessor at Johns Hopkins University.



Charms Against Lightning. Port Townsend, Washington: Copper Canyon Press. 2012


Aaron Rafi is a Canadian poet, now living in Toronto, best known for his Surviving the Censor: The Unspoken Words of Osip Mandelstam (2006). Its 48 prose poems are spoken by the Russian poet Osip, his wife Nadezhda, a voice from Stalin's transit camps, and a researcher. In November 2006, Daniel Domb, Canada’s pre-eminent cellist, composed music to these poems, which were performed at the Leah Poslins Theatre.

  • Aaron, Rafi. The Lost and Found. Ramat Gan, Israel: privately printed, 1990.
  • --. A Seed In The Pocket Of Their Blood. Toronto: Amphitheatre Publications, 1997. Republished by Syracuse University Press, 2000.
  • --. Surviving the Censor: The Unspoken Words of Osip Mandelstam. Ed. Allan Briesmaster. Hamilton, Ontario: Seraphim Editions, 2006.
  • Mandelstam, Nadezhda Yakovlevna. Hope Against Hope: A Memoir. Trans. Max Hayward. 1970.
  • --. Hope Abandoned Trans. Max Hayward. 1974.