Carolyn Smart has written seven collections of poetry, including Careen (Brick Books, 2015), The Way to Come Home (Brick Books, 1993), and Hooked - Seven Poems (Brick Books, 2009). An excerpt from her memoir At the End of the Day (Penumbra, 2001) won first prize in the 1993 CBC Literary Contest. She is the founder of the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, poetry editor for the MacLennan Series of McGill-Queen’s press, and since 1989 has been Professor of Creative Writing at Queen's University. The following poems are from Smart's new book Careen.
LM Rochefort is a bilingual award-winning poet/portfolio-careerist, living in Ottawa and Val-des-Monts, QC. She studied Journalism at Carleton U., worked in community mental health programs, the travel industry, translation and research. Her poem HeLa’s Cells was long-listed for the 2011 Montreal International Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in Geist, Arc,Truck as well as a dozen chapbooks. Lise has been Arc Poetry Magazine's Associate Poetry Editor since 2013. In 2014, her multi-media installation and video-poem Escalator was featured in Blink Gallery's 'Something Leads to Something Else' exhibition. She is a founding member of Ottawa's 'Ruby Tuesdays' poetry collective.
Margaret Zielinski wasborn in Scotland and educated there as well as in England and Canada. Her work has been widely published in literary journals and anthologies, including Aesthetica (UK), The Antigonish Review, Bywords, Contemporary Verse 2, The Dalhousie Review, Geist, Quills , Room,Soundings and ACrystal through which Love Passes: glosas for PK. Page (Buschek Books), Untying the Apron (Guernica).Twice short-listed for Arc Poem of the Year, she was also longlisted for the International Montreal Poetry Prize, 2011.She has published a chapbook, Driftwood, and, together with five other poets, Whistle for Jellyfish (Bookland Press, 2011).