Christine McNair has been published in Descant, CV2, Prairie Fire, Arc, ditchpoetry.com, Poetry is Dead, ottawater, the Bywords Quarterly Journal, and sundry other places.
Christine McNair won second prize (poetry) in the Atlantic Canadian Writing Competition, an honourable mention in the Eden Mills Literary Competition and was shortlisted for the 2011 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Her first book, Conflict, appears with BookThug in May, 2012, and a chapbook, Notes from a cartywheel, appeared in 2011 with AngelHousePress. She works as a book doctor in Ottawa.
Her poetry collections include: Thirsts (Snare, 2011), Mammals of Hoarfrost (Corrupt Press, 2011), Between Stations (epiphany press, 2011), been shed bore (Chaudiere, 2010) over my dead corpus (AngelHouse, 2010) and boathouse (above/ground, 2008). Her haiku appear in various collections and broadsheets.
In 2008, Pearl was one of Tree’s Hot Ottawa Voices. Pearl’s blog, Humanyms , which she subtitles “a verbal sketchpad of being positively human” has been widely followed since 2003. Pearl's poetry blog, pesbo, has been running since 2005. Since 2009 she has coordinated the Tree Seed Poetry Workshop Series.
Samandra Eardly is the chimera of Amanda Earl and Sandra Ridley
Samandra Eardly is the chimera of Amanda Earl and Sandra Ridley who worked together on a collaborative manuscript called "Eve, a mere roar," which was shortlisted for the 2011 Robert Kroetsch Innovative Poetry Award. On August 23, 2011, you will hear selections from the manuscript.