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Johanna Skibsrud
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Photo credit: Dan Davis

Johanna Skibsrud is the author of two previous collections of poetry, I Do Not Think that I Could Love a Human Being and Late Nights With Wild Cowboys; two novels, Quartet for the End of Time and the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning novel The Sentimentalists; and the short fiction collection This Will Be Difficult to Explain and Other Stories. An Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arizona, Skibsrud and her family divide their time between Tucson and Cape Breton.

Titles from Johanna Skibsrud

The Description of the World (2016)


Susan Perly
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Photo credit: Dennis Lee

Susan Perly has worked as a journalist, war correspondent and radio producer for the CBC. In the early ’80s her Letters from Latin America for Peter Gzowski’s Morningside reported from locales such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Chiapas. During the Iran–Iraq war she broadcast Letters from Baghdad, and she produced many documentaries for the weekly program Sunday Morning. Perly is the author of the jazz novel Love Street, and her short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. She lives in Toronto with her husband, the poet Dennis Lee.

Titles by Susan Perly

Death Valley (2016)

Stella Atlantis (2020)


D. D. Miller
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Photo credit: Neil Gunner

D. D. Miller is originally from Nova Scotia but has lived, worked and studied all across the country. His work has appeared in a number of journals and anthologies including the Malahat Review, the Fiddlehead, Eleven Eleven: Journal of Literature and Art and Dinosaur Porn. As the Derby Nerd, Miller is known around North America for his writing and commentary on roller derby, one of the world’s fastest growing sports.

A graduate of Mount Allison University, the University of Victoria and the University of Guelph (where he completed his MFA), Miller currently lives in Toronto where he works as a college English instructor. He also announced at both the 2011 and 2014 Roller Derby World Cups and was part of the ESPN's broadcast crew for the 2015 WFTDA Championships.

Titles by D.D. Miller

Eight-wheeled Freedom: The Derby Nerd's Short History of Flat Track Roller Derby (2016)

David Foster Wallace Ruined My Suicide and Other Stories (2014)

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Stuart Ross
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Photo credit: Jennifer Rowsom Photography

Stuart Ross published his first literary pamphlet on the photocopier in his dad’s office one night in 1979. Through the 1980s, he stood on Toronto’s Yonge Street wearing signs like “Writer Going to Hell,” selling over seven thousand chapbooks. He is the author or co-author of twenty books of fiction, poetry and essays, as well as scores of chapbooks, leaflets and broadsides. Stuart was a member of the short-lived improvisational noise trio Donkey Lopez, whose CDs include Juan Lonely Night and the someday-to-be-released Working Class Burro. Stuart’s awards include the 2010 ReLit Award for Short Fiction (Buying Cigarettes for the Dog), the 2012 Mona Elaine Adilman Award for Fiction on a Jewish theme (Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew) and the 2017 Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Poetry (A Sparrow Came Down Resplendent). He is a founding member of the Meet the Presses collective and has his own imprint, a feed dog book, at Anvil Press. Stuart lives in Cobourg, Ontario, and blogs at

Titles by Stuart Ross

A Sparrow Came Down Resplendent (2016)

Kilby Smith-McGregor
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Photo credit: Laura Jane Petelko

Kilby Smith-McGregor is an ex–philosophy student who spent her early professional life making theatre. Writing across genres, she has contributed to Conjunctions, the Kenyon Review, Brick, Descant, the Malahat Review, the Puritan and Best Canadian Essays. Kilby won the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s 2010 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award and holds an MFA from the University of Guelph. She works as a freelance graphic designer in Toronto.

Titles by Kilby Smith-McGregor

Kids in Triage (2016)


James Lindsay
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Photo credit: Colin Medley

James Lindsay has been a bookseller for more than a decade. He is also co-owner of Pleasence Records in Toronto, a record label specializing in post-punk, odd-pop and avant-garde sound pieces.

Titles by James Lindsay

Our Inland Sea (2015)


Matt Cahill
Photo credit:  Katia Taylor  

Photo credit: Katia Taylor 

Matt Cahill’s debut novel, the literary thriller The Society of Experience, was picked as one of the top must-reads by Harper’s Bazaar magazine. He has contributed essays to Ryeberg and Torontoist, and his short stories have appeared with Found Press and the Rusty Toque. Raised in Southern Ontario and Alberta, he lives and works in downtown Toronto, where he has a private practice as a psychotherapist. Check out his website at

Titles by Matt Cahill

The Society of Experience (2015)

Jeanette Lynes
Author photo: Deb Stagg

Author photo: Deb Stagg

Jeanette Lynes' poems have been shortlisted for The Pat Lowther Memorial Award, The Matrix Lit POP Award and Room Magazine’s poetry contest, among others. They have received The Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award and The New Quarterly’s Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Award. Jeanette’s novel, The Factory Voice, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and a ReLit Award, and Bedlam Cowslip: The John Clare Poems, Jeanette's seventh book of poetry, won the 2016 Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award. Jeanette lives in Saskatoon where she directs the M.F.A. in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan.


Titles by Jeanette Lynes

Bedlam Cowslip: The John Clare Poems (2015)

Archive of the Undressed (2012)

The New Blue Distance (2009)

Left Fields (2003)

A Woman Alone on the Atikokan Highway (1999)


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Chris Chambers
Author photo credit: Paul Barker

Author photo credit: Paul Barker

Chris Chambers is the author of Lake Where No One Swims and Wild Mouse (with Derek McCormack), which was nominated for the Toronto Book Award. These poems have appeared in Taddle Creek, Jacket, This Magazine, the Literary Review of Canada and were awarded the K. M. Hunter Artist Award.

Titles by Chris Chambers

Thrillows & Despairos (2015)


Claire Caldwell
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Photo credit: Stephen Spencer Davis

Claire Caldwell is a poet and editor living in Toronto. She was the 2013 winner of the Malahat Review's Long Poem Prize, and her work has appeared in many magazines and journals, including Maisonneuve and Prism International. Claire holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph.

Titles by Claire Caldwell

Invasive Species (2014)


Christine Fischer Guy
Photo: Diana Renelli,

Photo: Diana Renelli,

Christine Fischer Guy’s fiction has appeared in journals across Canada and has been nominated for the Journey Prize. She reviews for the Globe and Mail, contributes to and and teaches creative writing at the School for Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto. She is also an award-winning journalist. She has lived and worked in London, England, and now lives in Toronto.

Titles by Christine Fischer Guy

The Umbrella Mender (2014)

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Erina Harris
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Photo credit: Candace Evans

Erina Harris is a Canadian author whose hybrid, book-length projects straddle experimental and lyric poetics. Her first book of poetry, The Stag Head Spoke (2014), was shortlisted for the Canadian Authors’ Association Award for Poetry. Her work has been published internationally and in translation, and has been awarded numerous prizes, nominations and international writing residency awards. A graduate and fellow of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she completed her PhD in Experimental Poetics at the University of Calgary. She works as a writer, editor, scholar and educator, while completing her second manuscript entitled Persephone’s Abecedarium, an unorthodox adaptation of the Homeric “Hymn to Demeter” or the tale of Persephone. Visit her website at

Titles by Erina Harris

The Stag Head Spoke (2014)