Journalist and poet, author of the acclaimed book of poetry, The Id Kid
Linda Besner is originally from Wakefield, Quebec. Her poetry has appeared in journals across Canada and been anthologized in Best Canadian Poetry 2012. She writes a weekly column for Random House’s digital magazine, Hazlitt, and her print and radio journalism have also been featured in The Walrus and on CBC Radio. Her first collection of poetry, The Id Kid, was published in 2011 by Véhicule Press, and was named as one of The National Post’s Best Poetry Books of the Year. She was a 2013 Fellow at the MacDowell Colony, and currently lives in Montreal.
Author of three books of poetry published by BookThug
Mark Goldstein is the author of three books of poetry published by the award-winning BookThug: Form of Forms (2012); Tracelanguage (2010); and After Rilke (2008). His poetry and criticism have appeared in periodicals including The Capilano Review, Open Letter, Matrix Magazine and Jacket2.
Prior to writing and translation, Goldstein was a founding member of indie rock band By Divine Right. He played drums, toured and recorded with Leslie Feist and Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning. He now divides his time between Toronto, Vancouver, and Los Angeles.