Poets & Performers from 2024

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AJ Dolman
English

Dolman is the author of Lost Enough: A collection of short stories, and three poetry chapbooks.

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Amanda Earl
English Local

Amanda Earl (she/her) is a queer writer, visual poet, editor, and publisher

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Anita Lahey
English

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Chris Turnbull
English

Chris Turnbull is the author of cipher forthcoming from Beautiful Outlaw Press in spring 2024

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D.S. Stymeist
English

D.S. Stymeist’s newest collection of poetry, Cluster Flux, appeared last fall with Frontenac House.

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Daniel Groleau Landry
French

Daniel Groleau Landry was awarded the Trillium Book Award for French Poetry and his latest is Fragments de ciel

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David O’Meara
English Local Canada

Ottawa's David O'Meara's newest moving collection is Masses on Radar (Coach House, 2021).

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IAN MARTIN
English

IAN MARTIN is your second favourite poet's third favourite poet.

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Jaclyn Pudiuk
English

Jaclyn Piudik is the author of To Suture What Frays

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Jason Christie
English

Jason Christie is the author of Canada Post, i-ROBOT, Unknown Actor, and Cursed Objects

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Khashayar "Kess" Mohammadi
English Canada

Translator and poet Khashayar ‘Kess’ Mohammadi writes with arcing power.

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Klara du Plessis
English

Our finite world is brimming with choices, possibilities, transformations suggests Ekke by du Plessis.

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Laila Malik
English

Laila Malik is a desisporic settler and writer in Adobigok

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Madeleine Stratford
French

Prolific poet and translator based in Gatineau, Quebec, Madeleine Stratford was short-listed for a 2017 Kirkus Prize.

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Marjorie Silverman
English

 Marjorie’s writing places into dialogue her various identities, including her Jewish cultural heritage and her lifelong struggle with mental health issues.

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Mark Goldstein
English

Mark Goldstein is the author of five trade editions including the award-winning Her Process 

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Mary Lee Bragg
English

It takes considerable talent to blend mordant humour and deep feeling. Mary Lee Bragg does so with grace in The Landscape That Isn’t There.

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MayaSpoken
English

MayaSpoken is an award winning spoken word artist, singer-songwriter, educator, author, activist, and more

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Monty Reid
English Local Canada

Monty Reid gathers short poems, wraps them into longer sequences, and gathers poets to assemble.

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Myriam Legault-Beauregard
English

Her first full collection, Comme un myosotis, came out in September 2023

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Nduka Otiono
English

Nduka Otiono is an Associate Professor and Director of the Institute of African Studies, Carleton University.

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nina jane drystek
English

a poet, writer and performer, nina jane drystek is the author of the chapbooks missing matrilineal, a:of:in and knewro suite

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Sandra Ridley
English Local

An intense reader who could still and silence any pins in the room.

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Sneha Madhavan-Reese
English Local

Sneha Madhavan-Reese is the author of two poetry collections, Observing the Moon and Elementary Particles

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Véronique Sylvain
French Local Canada

Véronique Sylvain specialises in literature of the North French Canadians.

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