Three-time nominee for the Governor Generals's Award for poetry
Monty Reid was born in Saskatchewan, worked for many years in Alberta, BC and Quebec, and now lives in Ottawa. His books include Garden (Chaudiere), The Luskville Reductions (Brick), and CrawlSpace (Anansi) as well as chapbooks such as Kissing Bug (Phafours), Moan Coach (above/ground) and Site Conditions (Apt 9). Two collections are forthcoming: Meditatio Placentae from Brick, and A Gran Zoowith BuschekBooks. He has won Alberta’s Stephansson Award for Poetry on three occasions, the Lampman Award, national magazine awards, and is a three-time nominee for the Governor-General’s Award. He is currently the Managing Editor for Arc Poetry Magazine and Festival Director at VerseFest, Ottawa’s international poetry festival.
Author of five poetry collections and finalist for the 2011 Archibald Lampman Award.
Nina Berkhout is originally from Calgary. She is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Elseworlds (Seraphim Editions, 2012) and Arrivals and Departures (Buschek Books, 2010), which was a finalist for the 2011 Archibald Lampman Award for the year’s best poetry by a writer living in the National Capital Region. Her work has also been shortlisted for THIS Magazine’s Great Canadian Literary Hunt and the John Hirsch Award for most promising Manitoba writer. Berkhout holds a degree in Classical Studies from the University of Calgary and a Master’s in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. She currently lives in Ottawa.