Jan Conn's prizes include the 2006 Malahat Review PK Page Founders’ Award and a 2003 CBC Literary Award.
Jan Conn’s most recent book of poetry is Edge Effects (Brick Books, 2012). Other books include Botero’s Beautiful Horses (Brick Books, 2009), Jaguar Rain: the Margaret Mee Poems (Brick Books, 2006) and Beauties on Mad River: Selected and New Poems (Vehicule Press, 2000). Her work is included in many literary journals and several recent anthologies including Penned – Zoo Poems, Vehicule Press, 2009, Best Canadian Poetry in English Anthology, 2009 and 2011, and Regreen: New Canadian Ecological Poetry, Your Scrivener Press, 2009 and Pith & Wry: Canadian Poetry, Your Scrivener Press, 2010.
Prizes include the 2006 Malahat Review PK Page Founders’ Award and a 2003 CBC Literary Award. Her third book, South of the Tudo Bem Café (Vehicule Press, 1990), was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award. She is a member of the collaborative writing group Yoko’s Dogs (http://yokosdogs.com/). Yoko’s Dogs has a book forthcoming with Pedlar Press in 2013.
She lives in Great Barrington, MA, and is a research scientist who works on the ecology and evolution of insects that transmit pathogens to humans. Her research takes her to Latin America frequently. Please visit www.janconn.com.
Julie Bruck's poems have appeared in many Canadian and U.S. magazines, including The New Yorker, Maisonneuve, The Walrus, Ploughshares, The Malahat Review.
A Montreal native, Julie Bruck has lived in San Francisco since 1997. She has published three collections with Brick Books, Monkey Ranch (2012), The End Of Travel (1999), and The Woman Downstairs (1993). Her poems have appeared in many Canadian and U.S. magazines, including The New Yorker, Maisonneuve, The Walrus, Ploughshares, The Malahat Review and Ms, and she's had fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Canada Council, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation. Since 2005, Julie has taught workshops at The Writing Salon in San Francisco's Mission district, and tutored students at the University of San Francisco.