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AJ Dolman
English Local

AJ Dolman’s debut poetry book is Crazy / Mad

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

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Anita Lahey
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Anita Lahey’s latest poetry collection is While Supplies Last (2023, Véhicule Press)

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

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

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

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Derek Webster
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Derek Webster's Mockingbird (2015) was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poems in Canada

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

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Jaclyn Piudik
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Jaclyn Piudik is the author of To Suture What Frays

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

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Laila Malik
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Laila Malik's debut poetry collection, archipelago was named one of the CBC’s Best Canadian Poetry Books of 2023

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

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Mary Lee Bragg
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Mary Lee Bragg grew up in Calgary, but has lived in Ottawa for most of her life. 

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

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

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

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nina jane drystek
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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
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Sandra Ridley is the author of three chapbooks and five books of poetry, the most recent of which is Vixen, published by BookHug Press in the fall of 2023.

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Shane Rhodes
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Shane Rhodes is a poet and visual artist living in Ottawa

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

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Susan McMaster
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Ottawa poet Susan McMaster will read from her new collection Grounded

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