KATERI LANTHIER holds a BA and MA in English Literature from the University of Toronto. Her poems have been published in Canada, the U.S., and England, most recently in The Fiddlehead, Leveler, Event, Hazlitt, Green Mountains Review, Arc, the Literary Review of Canada, and Halibut Haiku (forthcoming). Her poem “The Coin Under the Leftmost Sliding Cup” won the 2013 Walrus Poetry Prize and was included in Best Canadian Poetry 2014 (Tightrope Books). She won third prize in the London-based 2016 Troubadour International Poetry competition. She was profiled in Portraits of Canadian Writers (The Porcupine’s Quill, 2016) and is an Adjunct Professor, MA in English in the Field of Creative Writing, University of Toronto. Her first collection is Reporting from Night (Iguana, 2011). Her second is Siren (Signal Editions, Véhicule Press, 2017).
SVETLANA LILOVA was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and was raised by her grandparents in a remote rural village. In her early teens, without warning, she was spirited through the Iron Curtain by relatives. She arrived in Canada not knowing a word of English. Soon she was inseparable from her dictionary.
JOSIE DI SCIASCIO-ANDREWS lives in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. She is a poet, writer and French as a Second Language teacher. Born in Italy, she studied at the University of Toronto and later at Harvard University. She has published two previous works of poetry and has won numerous awards for her work including the Arborealis Anthology Prize, Winsome Words Anthology First Prize Winner and the Ontario Poetry Society Ultra Short Poem Contest.