No. 195 Summer 2016

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Novella Prize

Creative Nonfiction
  • Collection of the Photographer
    Photo: Nina Robinson
Contributor Notes
  • Kelly Bouchard, a wildfire fighter and graduate of the University of Victoria’s creative writing program, lives in Prince George.

  • Sue Chenette is a classical pianist, an editor for Brick, and a poet, with two books  from Guernica. She lives in Toronto.

  • George Elliott Clarke is a Africadian poet, with books in Chinese, Italian, and Romanian translation. Formerly the poet laureate of Toronto, he is Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate from 2016 to 2017. His latest book of poetry is Gold.

  • Barbara Colebrook Peace’s two poetry books are Duet for Wings and Earth and Kyrie. Her poetry appeared recently in The Antigonish Review.

  • Francine Cunningham, an Indigenous writer, artist, and educator, is a graduate of ubc’s mfa in creative writing. She lives in Vancouver.

  • Elyse Friedman is, most recently, the author of The Answer to Everything. She lives in Toronto.

  • Matthew Harris has published stories in The Dalhousie Review, Grain, and The Malahat Review and a memoir in hello mr. He lives in Toronto.

  • Sean Howard’s books include Local Calls and Incitements. His work has appeared in The Best Canadian Poetry in English. He lives in Nova Scotia.

  • Micaela Maftei, author of The Fiction of Autobiography and co-editor of a book of essays on creative nonfiction, lives in Victoria.

  • Lara Martina, a seventh-generation Canadian of Mi’kmaq French, Italian-American heritage, is a doctoral candidate in Philosophy Art and Social Thought at the European Graduate School. She lives in Bear River, N.S.

  • Vincent McGillivray lives in Halifax. He works for the phone company.

  • Steve McOrmond’s latest book of poetry is The Good News about Armageddon (Brick, 2010). He lives in Toronto.

  • Rebecca Păpucaru’s poems have appeared in PRISM international, The Dalhousie Review, The Best Canadian Poetry in English and I Found It at the Movies. She lives in Sherbrooke.

  • Mitchell Parry has published two poetry books and a novella. He teaches film studies at the University of Victoria.

  • Daniel Perry reviews for The Antigonish Review and Broken Pencil. His books of short stories include Nobody Looks That Young Here, forthcoming in 2018.

  • Ruth Roach Pierson’s fourth book of poetry is Realignment. She edited I Found It at the Movies, an anthology of film poems, and lives in Toronto.

  • Nina Robinson has published in The New York Times, was named one of Time's "Instagram Photographers to Follow in All 50 States," and has exhibited at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. She is based in the South Bronx and Arkansas.

  • Shane Rhodes, author of five books of poetry including X: poems and anti-poems and Err(both with Nightwood), lives in Ottawa.

  • Yusuf Saadi’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Grain, Prairie Fire, PRISM international, untethered and Vallum.

  • Aaron Shepard's novel, When is a Man, was published in 2014. He lives with his wife in Victoria, where he works full time and writes when he can.

  • Dean Steadman, a 2011 Ottawa Book Award finalist, published his second book of poetry, Après Satie—For Two and Four Hands, this spring with Brick.

  • Anne Marie Todkill won the 2011 Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize for “Hoarding.” Her poetry has appeared in in The Best Canadian Poetry in English (2012 and 2015). She lives in Ottawa.

  • Shannon Webb-Campbell, a poet, writer, and journalist of Mi’kmaq ancestry, received Egale Canada’s Out in Print Award for Still No Word. She lives in St. John’s.

  • Patricia Young will publish a new book of poetry with Biblioasis this fall. She recently won Prairie Fire’s fiction contest. She lives in Victoria.

  • Jan Zwicky’s new book of poetry, The Long Walk, will be published in the Oskana Series from University of Regina Press this fall.