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.



The Invisibility Exhibit (Talonbooks, 2008)
Rebuild (Talonbooks, 2011)


Nyla Matuk is a Canadian poet. She is the author of two collections, Sumptuary Laws (2012) and Stranger (2016), and a chapbook, Oneiric (2009). Her poems have appeared in a number of magazines and literary journals in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., including The New Yorker, Poetry, PN Review, Arc Poetry Magazine, The Walrus, Canadian Notes and Queries, and The Literary Review of Canada. In addition, her work has been anthologized in The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2012 and New Poetries VI, published by Carcanet Press in the U.K. Poems were shortlisted for the 2012 Walrus Poetry Prize and Sumptuary Laws was nominated for the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for a best first book of poetry. In 2018, she was the Mordecai Richler Writer in Residence at McGill University.



Oneiric (Frog Hollow Press, 2009)
Sumptuary Laws (Véhicule Press, 2012)
Stranger (Véhicule Press, 2016)


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. Leaving to write full-time in 2004, Clifford was appointed as the Poetry Editor at Porcupine's Quill. He presently lives on the island of Grand Manan in the Bay of Fundy. 



Man in a Window. Toronto, Ontario: Coach House Press, 1965.

Eighteen. Toronto, Ontario: Coach House Press, 1966.

Alphabook. Kingston, Ontario: Makework Press, 1972.

Glass Passages. Ottawa, Ontario: Oberon Press, 1976.

An Ache in the Ear. Toronto, Ontario: Coach House Press, 1979.

On Abducting the 'Cello. Erin, Ontario: Porcupine's Quill, 2004.

The Book of Were. Erin, Ontario: Porcupine's Quill, 2006.

The Exile's Papers: Part One: The Duplicity of Autobiography. Erin, Ontario: Porcupine's Quill, 2007.

The Exile's Papers: Part Two: The Face as its Thousand Ships. Erin, Ontario: Porcupine's Quill, 2009.

Jane Again. Emeryville, Ontario: Biblioasis, 2009

Learning to Dance with a Peg Leg. Frog Hollow Press, 2009.

The Exile's Papers: Part Three: The Dirt's Passion Is Flesh Sorrow. Erin, Ontario: Porcupine's Quill, 2011.


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. Currently, she's the Literary Editor at This Magazine




Good Meat. Toronto: Pedlar Press, 2006.
Sweet. Toronto: Pedlar Press, 2010.


Algoma. Halifax & Toronto: Invisible Publishing, 2011.


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. Currently, he's editor of both Reader’s Digest and the Signal Editions imprint of Véhicule Press.




The New World. Montreal: Véhicule Press. 1997
Credo. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press. 2000
With English Subtitles. Kentville, Nova Scotia: Gaspereau Press 2004
This Way Out. Kentville, Nova Scotia: Gaspereau Press. 2009


A Lover's Quarrel. Erin, Ontario: Porcupine’s Quill. 2004
Lazy Bastardism. Kentville, Nova Scotia: Gaspereau Press. 2012

As Editor

The New Canon. Montreal: Véhicule Press. 2005

  • McGimpsey, David. Lardcake: Poems. Toronto: ECW, 1996. PS8575 .G54 L38 Robarts Library
  • --. Dogboy. Toronto: ECW, 1998. PS8575 .G54 D63 Robarts Library
  • --. Imagining Baseball: America’s Pastime and Popular Culture. [non-fiction] Bloomington, IL: Indiana University Press, 2000. GV867.64 .M34 Robarts Library
  • --. Hamburger Valley California. Toronto: ECW, 2001. PS8575 .G54 H35 Robarts Library
  • --. Certifiable. Toronto: Insomniac Press, 2004. [fiction] PS8575 .G54 C47 Robarts Library
  • --. Sitcom. Toronto: Coach House Books, 2007. PS8575 .G54 S58
  • --, ed. Dingers: Contemporary Baseball Writing. Moosehead Anthology XI. Montréal DC Books, 2007. PS8287 .B38 D46 University of Toronto at Mississauga Library
  • Porco, Alessandro, ed. Population Me: Essays on David McGimpsey. Kingsville, Ontario: Palimpsest Press, 2010.
  • Greene, Richard. Mary Leapor: A Study in Eighteenth-Century Women's Poetry. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993.
  • --. Republic of Solitude: Poems 1984-1994. St. John’s: Breakwater, 1994. PS 8563 R3836R47 Robarts Library
  • --. Crossing the Straits. Toronto: St. Thomas Poetry Series, 2004. PS 8563 R3836C76 Robarts Library
  • --. Boxing the Compass. Montreal: Signal Editions, 2009.
  • --. Edith Sitwell: Avant Garde Poet, English Genius. London: Virago, 2011.
  • --, ed. Selected Letters of Edith Sitwell London: Virago, 1997;. Rev. ed. 1998.
  • --. The Works of Mary Leapor. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • --. Graham Greene: A Life in Letters. London: Little, Brown, 2007.
Index to poems
  • Fiorentino, Jon Paul. Asthmatica. Toronto: Insomniac Press, 2005. Fiction. PS8561 .I65 T53 2006 Robarts Library
  • --. Hello Serotonin. Toronto: Coach House Books, 2004. PS8561 .I65 H45 2004 Robarts Library
  • --. Hover. Winnipeg: Staccato Chapbooks, 2000. PS8561 .I65 A88 2005 Robarts Library
  • --. Indexical Elegies. Toronto: Coach House Books, 2010. PS8561 .I65 I53 2010 Robarts Library
  • --. Resume Drowning. Fredericton: Broken Jaw Press, 2002. PS8561 .I65 R48 2002 Robarts Library
  • --. Star Wars. Toronto: Coach House Books, 2011.
  • --. Stripmalling. Toronto: ECW Press, 2009. Fiction. PS8561 .I65 S87 2009 Robarts Library
  • --. The Theory of the Loser Class. Toronto: Coach House Books, 2006. PS8561 .I65 T53 2006 Robarts Library
  • --. Transcona Fragments. Winnipeg: Cyclops Press/Signature Editions, 2002. PS8561 .I65 T72 2002 Robarts Library
  • --, ed. Blues and Bliss: The Selected Poetry of George Elliott Clarke. Kitchener: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2008.
  • --, --. Career Suicide: Contemporary Literary Humour. The Moosehead Anthology 9
  • -- and Robert Kroetsch, eds. Post-Prairie: An Anthology of New Poetry. Talonbooks, 2005.
  • --. Personal web site
  • Smith, A. J. M. News of the Phoenix and Other Poems. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1943.
  • --. A Sort of Ecstasy. Michigan State College Press, 1954. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1954.
  • --. Collected Poems. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1962.
  • --. The Poetic Process. East Lansing, MI: College of Arts and Sciences, Michigan State University, 1964. [non-fiction]
  • --. Poems New and Collected. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1967.
  • --. Towards a View of Canadian Letters: Selected Critical Essays 1928-1971. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1973. [non-fiction]
  • --. On Poetry and Poets. Selected Essays of A.J.M. Smith. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1977.
  • --. The Classic Shade: Selected Poems. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1978.
  • --. Selected Writings. Ed. Michael Gnarowski. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2006.
  • --. The Complete Poems. Ed. Brian Trehearne. London, Ontario: Canadian Poetry Press, 2007.
  • --, ed. The Book of Canadian Poetry. Toronto: W.J. Gage, 1943.
  • --, ed. Seven Centuries of Verse, English and American. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947.
  • --, ed. The Worldly Muse: An Anthology of Serious Light Verse. New York: Abelard Press, 1951.
  • --, ed. The Blasted Pine: An Anthology of Satire, Invective, and Disrespectful Verse. (with F.R. Scott). Toronto: Macmillan Co. of Canada, 1957.
  • --, ed. Masks of Poetry: Canadian Critics on Canadian Verse. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1962.
  • --, ed. 100 Poems. New York: Scribner, 1965.
  • --, ed. The Book of Canadian Prose. Toronto: W.J. Gage, 1965.
  • --, ed. Early Beginnings to Confederation. Toronto: W.J. Gage, 1965.
  • --, ed. Modern Canadian Verse in English and French. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1967.
  • --, ed. The Canadian Century: English-Canadian Writing Since Confederation Toronto: Gage, 1973.
  • --, ed. The Colonial Century: English-Canadian Writing Before Confederation. Toronto: Gage, 1973.
  • --, F.R. Scott, and Leo Kennedy, eds. New Provinces: Poems of Several Authors. Macmillan, 1936.

Jeramy Dodds is 2011--12 Canadian Writer-in-Residence at the University of Calgary.