Ahmed "Knowmadic" Ali is a multi-award winning Somali-born spoken word poet and serves as Edmonton's current Poet Laureate.
*NEW* Winner of the 2012 Irving Layton Award for Fiction.
A luminous American poet, Alice Notley has been publishing remarkable poetry for more than four decades.
Allison LaSorda's debut, Stray , was published by icehouse poetry.
Omnipresent poetic leader, Apollo the Child will enliven your hope
Bassam is an executive board member with Spoken Word Canada, and has toured Turtle Island performing spoken word.
Billie the Kid's poems play with metaphors to tell stories of friends and family, often while exploring the issues of cultural identity.
Brandon Wint's first print collection is Divine Animal (Write Bloody North, 2020).
Carolyn Marie Souaid is the author of seven books of poetry and her latest is This World We Invented from Brick.
A person with many talents and ailments, CauseMo is a warrior wielding art as both shield and sword.
*NEW* Chris Johnson works as the Managing Editor for Arc Poetry Magazine.
Chris Tse is a former Canadian National Slam Champion and writes about identity, immigration, intimacy, and basketball.
Ottawa poet Christine McNair's second poetry collection Charm came out from BookThug.
Edmonton poet Claire Kelly's collection, Maunder, is available from Palimpsest Press.
Colette Bryce is an award-winning poet from Northern Ireland.
David Charette is a multi-talented artist working in visual arts, crafts, and traditional first nations singing & drumming.
Ottawa poet David Groulx speaks with black humour and raw beauty of the strength of scarred experience.
Didi Jackson"˜s debut collection of poems, Killing Jar, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press in 2020.
*TRANSLATOR-F* Erin Mouré is dedicated to poetry and the translation of poetry and poetics.
Award-winning poet Gary Barwin's most recent poetry collection is No TV for Woodpeckers (Buckrider Books)
Widely respected and widely published, Hans Jongman's haiku have humour and pathos. His latest comes from Catkin Press.
Henry Beissel celebrates the agonies and ecstasies of Canada in Cantos North (Guernica), one of 22 collections of poetry.
Hoa Nguyen's book Violet Energy Ingots was nominated for a 2017 Griffin Prize for poetry.
Holly Painter is a three-time Grand Slam Champion and current Director of the London Poetry Slam.
Jamaal Jackson Rogers is a nationally recognized artist, entrepreneur and arts educator, and Ottawa's English Poet Laureate.
Jan Zwicky has published nearly twenty books of poetry and prose, most recently The Long Walk.
Jasmine Dreame Wagner is an American writer, artist, and musician, and author of On a Clear Day (Ahsahta Press).
Jean Van Loon's lyrical poetry as historical biography Building on River (Cormorant Books) will take you away.
Jeff Latosik's upcoming book, Dreampad, will be published in spring 2018.
Jennifer Baker is a poet currently exploring the minutiae and hidden secrets of apology, growth, and acceptance.
Kalli Dakos is the best-selling author of over 2,000 poems about elementary school life.
Kama La Mackerel is the co-founder of Qouleur and GENDER B(L)ENDER, based in Montréal.
Kate Cayley is a poet, playwright, and fiction writer, and the author of Other Houses (Brick Books).
Our finite world is brimming with choices, possibilities, transformations suggests Ekke by du Plessis.
Lady Vanessa Cardona is the 2018 Edmonton Individual Slam Champion.
Foundational poems of Sky Dancer are in her collected sôhkêyihta: The Poetry of Sky Dancer Louise Bernice Halfe.
Lynn Crosbie's writing is unswerving in honesty and high in impact. Her latest book is The Corpses of the Future (Anansi).
With his deeply-refined musicality, Major Jackson is a rich and complex American poet. Roll Deep is his latest.
Mia Morgan is the former OAR Magazine editor, and co-founder of Coven Editions.
New York-based performance poet Miles Hodges was named one of The Root's 100 Young Futurists.
Natalie Wee has been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology and two Pushcart Prizes.
Natasha Kanapé Fontaine is an Innu poet-performer, actor, visual artist, and activist for Indigenous rights.
Nathanaí«l Larochette has has represented Ottawa at the 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word.
Nyla Matuk has been nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award. Her most recent collection is Stranger (Véhicule Press).
Major Dublin poet Peter Sirr's fluent, lyrical poems in Sway have an affinity with the medieval troubadours he translates.
Panos (aka Playto) is a spoken word poet and co-director of the Urban Legends Poetry Collective.
Rachel McCrum "“ La Poésie Partout, Montréal
*NEW* Rasiqra Revulva is a queer femme poet, multi-media artist, editor, musician, and performer.
Robyn Schiff's A Woman of Property was named a best book of the year by The New Yorker and the Chicago Tribune.
Sarah Kabamba believes in the power of storytelling in constructing identity and exploring family, history, and culture.
Celebrated Icelandic poet, novelist and lyricist Sjón has been translated into 30 languages.
Sneha Madhavan-Reese is the winner of the 2015 Diana Brebner Prize. Her debut collection is Observing the Moon.
Steve McCaffery, of sound poetry ensemble Four Horsemen, has published Dark Ladies, Shakespeare erasures (Chax Pr, 2016).
Valerie Charnish is a mentee of Arc Poetry Magazine's Poet-In-Residence Program.
Upcoming talent, Victoria Gravesande has always been inspired by literature and writing.
Zineb Nour is a spoken word artist and a student.