Barbara Black writes fiction, flash fiction, and poetry. Her work has been published in Canadian and international magazines including The Cincinnati Review, The New Quarterly, CV2, Geist and Prairie Fire. She was recently a finalist in the 2020 National Magazine Awards, nominated for the 2019 Writers’ Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize and won the 2019 Geist Annual Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. She lives in Victoria, BC.
Born in Bucharest, Romania, Robert Carr fled the Communist regime at the age of twenty-four through Bulgaria and Turkey. After relatively brief stays in France, where he was granted refugee status, and then Israel, he settled in Canada. Trained as an engineer – a bachelor's degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, and a master's degree from the University of Toronto – Robert worked in the aerospace field for many years.
Emily Taylor Smith grew up in Salisbury, New Brunswick, taking her first wooded hikes in the southeastern part of the province and learning about nature from her father, an avid writer, gardener and trapper. She developed a love of long-distance coastal hiking as a young woman and has now walked the coastal roads of all three Maritime provinces: Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, as well as the Gaspé peninsula.
Tanja Bartel holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia. Her poetry and non-fiction have appeared in numerous venues including Geist, the Antigonish Review, and the American Journal of Medical Genetics. She lives in Pitt Meadows, BC.
Jim Nichols is the author of Closer All the Time and, most recently, Blue Summer. We talked to him at his home in Warren, Maine.
Writer, artist and musician Kayt (Lackie) Burgess was born in Manitouwadge, Ontario and grew up in Elliot Lake. Kayt’s second novel Connection at Newcombe is due out in April 2021 with Sudbury’s Latitude 46 Publishing.
Edited by Nathaniel Moore, "Never Mind the Bylines, Here's the Poetry" is a special column created specifically to represent many diverse poets from across Canada.
David Giuliano is an award-winning writer of articles, essays, and poems. Giuliano lives in Marathon, Ontario with his wife.
Fern G. Z. Carr is a former lawyer, teacher and past president of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Kelowna, and of the Project Literacy Central Okanagan Society. She composes and translates poetry in six languages including Mandarin.
David Pelly is the author of The Ancestors Are Happy, published by Crossfield Publishing. Here, the author talks about it and his other accomplishments.
Today we’re privileged to have a chat with Poet Laureate Alan Hill.
Nova Scotian author Jane Doucet is the author of two books, The Pregnant Pause and her latest, Fishnets & Fantasies which will be released this summer by Vagrant Press, an imprint of Nimbus Publishing.
Jill Martin Bouteillier is the author of Return to Sable and was a consultant-historian for the National Film Board and White Gate Films. She worked on educational committees in BC and NS both developing and marking provincial exams. For many years she was an educator on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, serving as the last principal of Lunenburg Academy. She lives in Lunenburg with husband, Carl, and resident cock pheasant in a home overlooking the mighty Atlantic. From Thistles to Cowpies, now available from Crossfield Publishing, is her latest book.