MARK LALIBERTE is a Toronto-based artist-writer-designer-curator with an MFA from the University of Guelph. He has had pageworks, poems and other print experiments appear in publications big and small, including Descant, Humber Literary Review, Ink Brick, Lantern, Other Cl/utter, Poetry, prairie fire, Prefix Photo, Rampike, subTerrian and Vallum. Laliberte has exhibited extensively in galleries across Canada and the USA, curates the online experimental comics site 4panel.ca, and edits the hybrid art/lit mag CAROUSEL. More info: marklaliberte.com
JAMES LINDSAY is the author of the poetry collection Our Inland Sea. He is the founder of Pleasence Records, a Toronto-based record label and interviews poets about poetry for Open Book.
DAVID LY’s poems have appeared in a range of anthologies and magazines including The Puritan, PRISM International, and Ricepaper. He has also written for VICE, Daily Xtra, and NUVO. In 2017, he was long-listed for the Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Poetry. He is a graduate from SFU’s Master of Publishing program and the Marketing Assistant at UBC Press. Stubble Burn is his first chapbook. Find David on Twitter @dlylyly.
JOHN NYMAN’s debut collection of poetry, Players, was published with Palimpsest Press in 2016 and shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. John is currently completing a PhD at Western University’s Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism with a research focus on Jacques Derrida’s “writing under erasure” and erasure poetry.
JADE WALLACE is a writer from the Niagara Fruit Belt whose short fiction, poetry, and essays have been published internationally in The Antigonish Review, The Dalhousie Review, The Stockholm Review, Headland, A New Ulster, The Town Crier, and Pac’n Heat: A Noir Homage To Ms. Pac-Man from AGP Books. Jade currently works in law in Toronto, Ontario and plays ukulele in The Leafy Greens, a band that has been incorrectly described as “psychedelic stoner metal.” jadewallace.ca
LILY WANG is on the train to Toronto, dreaming a dream to write.
CONOR MCDONNELL lives and works in Toronto. His first chapbook, The Book of Retaliations, was published by Anstruther Press in 2016.