Albert Dumont is Ottawa's English poet laureate.
allison calvern thinks the best writing hinges on metaphor and beautiful sentences.
Amanda Merpaw’s latest is Put the Ghosts Down Between Us (Anstruther Press).
Amish Trivedi’s third book is a look at FuturePanic.
Poet, writer, and critic, Andre Bagoo is a fearless, brilliant mind.
Andrea Thompson’s collection, A Selected History of Soul Speak was published in the 2021 Quartet series by Frontenac House.
St John’s poet Andreae Callanan is the author of The Debt and is a recipient of the Cox & Palmer SPARKS Creative Writing Award.
Anne Carson has gained both critical accolades and a wide readership.
Omnipresent poetic leader, Apollo the Child will enliven your hope
Former Ottawa poet Bardia Sinaee makes a welcome return with his astute debut collection, Intruder.
Billie Chernicoff has authored four collections of poetry and publishes Salt, a journal of new writing.
Brecken Hancock is this year's VERSeFest poet-in-residence.
The Dyzgraphxst is Canisia Lubrin's spectacular feat of architecture called a poem.
Catherine Hunter’s latest is St. Boniface Elegies.
Award-winning poet Cecily Nicholson also volunteers with communities affected by incarceration
Local Christine Sung is an upcoming poet.
Dave Read is an incoming meteor in haiku’s galaxy.
Ottawa's David O'Meara's newest moving collection is Masses on Radar (Coach House, 2021).
David Wheatley is an Irish poet and critic with a sardonic and devastating wit.
A past Guggenheim Fellow and John Updike Award winner, poet Diane Seuss’s most recent is frank: sonnets at Graywolf Press.
Dimorphic discovered spoken word in 2008, and has represented Lanark County at 7 national festivals.
Daniel Mark Patterson has been delivering spoken word for 13 years.
Donna Kane’s impressive third collection Orrery was a gg finalist.
Ian Williams' second collection Word Problems won the Raymond Souster Award.
Jason Selman has published two collections and co-edited the poetry anthology Talking Book.
Jim Johnstone is publisher, poet, mover and shaker, and award taker.
Rhythmic moral voice Kevin Matthews calls for our best selves.
Translator and poet Khashayar ‘Kess’ Mohammadi writes with arcing power.
Kirby is the author of Poetry is Queer.
Poet Kuf Knotz and Harpist/Vocalist Christine Elise have combined forces to create an album.
Lana Crossman's alert, insightful poems show her to be a poet to watch.
Ottawa poet Laurie Koensgen’s poetry has appeared in journals, anthologies and online magazines across North America and in the UK.
Surrealist poet, Lillian Nećakov’s latet work is the striking il virus.
In Letters in a Bruised Cosmos, Liz Howard makes sentences a sculptor's elegance.
Bilingual poet and editor LM Rochefort’s poems have has appeared in magazines, and in a dozen chapbooks.
Foundational poems of Sky Dancer are in her collected sôhkêyihta: The Poetry of Sky Dancer Louise Bernice Halfe.
Ottawa poet to watch soar, Manahil Bandukwala explores in Orbital Cultivation.
MA|DE's chapbook, A Trip to the ZZOO has shortlisted for the bpNichol Award.
McKenzie McDonald won the George Johnson Poetry Award for 2020.
Medrie Purdham’s poems have been featured in Best Canadian Poetry and her first collection, Little Housewolf was published in 2021.
Michael Prior's poems move seamlessly between geographical and psychological landscapes of wildfires.
Mike Caesar's first chapbook title releases in 2022.
Molly Cross-Blanchard is the publisher of Room Magazine.
Monty Reid gathers short poems, wraps them into longer sequences, and gathers poets to assemble.
Namitha Rathinappillai is a Tamil-Canadian published poet, organizer and workshop published Dirty Laundry in 2019.
A festival favourite GG winner Phil Hall’s newest collection is Toward A Blacker Ardour.
Poetiquette explores the bleeding edge of hearts.
Rhonda Douglas is a writer and poet with a day-call as an editor and writing mentor.
Former Ottawa poet Rob Winger, returns to share, It Doesn't Matter What We Meant.
American poet Rodrigo Toscano’s tenth poetry collection is The Charm & The Dread.
Rusty Priske has been part of the Canadian poetry scene for 15 years.
Sanchari Sur authored the Toronto Book Award Shortlisted The Unpublished City (Book*hug, 2017).
Playwrite, novelist and poet, Sanita Fejzić’s latest poetry collection is: Psychomachia.
Veteran spoken word poet Sean O’Gorman has a pact with impact.
Sultana “Shazi” Shirin currently has 6 books, 4 of poetry and hopes to translate her works from Bengali into English.
Sylvia Legris' poetry collection Garden Physic, a paean to the pleasures and delights of gardens.
Sound poet composer textcurious pushes language where it never knew it could go.
Victoria Kennefick's Carcanet collection explores what it is to live with the past—and not to be consumed by it.