Anita Lahey’s second collection of poems, Spinning Side Kick, was released by Véhicule Press (of Montreal) in 2011. Her first book, Out to Dry in Cape Breton (2006), was nominated for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and the Ottawa Book Award, and she is a past winner of the Great Blue Heron Poetry Prize and the Ralph Gustafson Prize for Best Poem. She served as editor of Arc Poetry Magazine from 2004 to 2011, and is also a journalist who has written on a wide range of topics for publications such as The Walrus, Maisonneuve, Toronto Life, and Quill & Quire.
Dani Couture is the author of two collections of poetry: Good Meat (Pedlar Press, 2006) and Sweet (Pedlar Press, 2010). Sweet was named one of Maisy’s Best Books of 2010 by Maisonneuve Magazine and nominated for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry; Sweet won the ReLit Award for poetry. In 2011, Dani also received an Honour of Distinction from The Writers’ Trust Dayne Ogilvie Prize. Her debut novel, Algoma, was published in fall 2011 by Invisible Publishing. Her writing has appeared in a number of publications including The Globe and Mail, Grain, The Walrus, and a number of anthologies. She is the literary editor at This Magazine and office manager at The Walrus Foundation, which publishes The Walrus. Couture is currently at work on a second novel. Her third collection of poetry is forthcoming from Mansfield Press in Spring 2014.
Clara Aimee Wall
Aimee Wall is a writer from Newfoundland currently studying translation at Concordia University. Her essays, criticism and translations have appeared and are forthcoming in Maisonneuve, Lemon Hound, Matrix Magazine and The Coming Envelope.
Nicholas Papaxanthos is currently living in Montreal, pursuing an MA with a focus in creative writing at Concordia University. He recently put together the chapbook Teeth, Untucked with Proper Tales Press, and has been published in the anthologies Lake Effect 5 and 529, as well as in The New Chief Tongue 10, Sandwich Review, and This Magazine.