Poet and editor, winner of the Thomas Morton Memorial Prize
Laurie D Graham was raised in Sherwood Park, Alberta, and now lives in London, Ontario, where she writes, reviews, teaches, and helps edit Brick magazine. Rove, her first book of poetry, was published by Regina’s Hagios Press in 2013 and was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Her second book of poetry is due out with McClelland & Stewart in 2016. Work from that forthcoming collection recently won The Puritan’s Thomas Morton Memorial Prize, was shortlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize, and is forthcoming in Prairie Fire.
Writer and interdisciplinary artist, author of Wild Rice Dreams
Vera Wabegijig is a nishnaabe inter-disciplinary artist and mother living in Nepean, Ontario. Wild Rice Dreams(BookLand Press, Toronto, ON. 2013) is her first collection of poetry. Her writing has been printed in many anthologies including Yellow Medicine Review, XXX NDN, and Breaking the Surface. AB Series, Canadian Spoken Word Festival, Talking Stick Festival, Banff Centre for the Arts, VerseFest, and Voices of Venus are just a few of the venues where she’s shared her poetry. Her second collection of poetry, lines of (r)evolution, is looking for a publishing house to call home. http://verawaabegeeshig.wordpress.com/