Issue Fifteen Contributors
Hollie Adams is the author of the novel Things You’ve Inherited from Your Mother (NeWest Press) and the chapbook Deliver Me from Swedish Furniture (Zed Press), shortlisted for a bpNichol chapbook award. She is the current fiction editor of The Windsor Review, and her writing has appeared in Carousel, The Malahat Review, Grain, Room, prairie fire, Contemporary Verse 2, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and elsewhere. Originally from Windsor, Ontario, she now finds home in Bangor, Maine, teaching at the University of Maine.
Denise André was born and continues to reside in Maputo, Mozambique. She is a lover of language and would like to live in a dancer’s pulse. She is currently interning at the National Museum of Arts (MUSART). What she has painted of her excess so far can be found on Instagram (spinstersister_5). She has no prior publications.
Amy Bobeda holds an MFA from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics where she founded Wisdom Body Collective. She is an editor of More Revolutionary Letters: A Tribute to Diane di Prima. Her work can be read in Entropy, Vol1 Brooklyn, Denver Quarterly and elsewhere. @amybobeda on twitter.
Mark Bolsover is a winner of the Into the Void Poetry Award (2016). His debut chapbook, IN FAILURE & IN RUINS—dreams & fragments, is published with Into the Void Press (2017). His first collection, contra FLUX.—moments caught (arrested) whilst in-from motion., is published with Polyversity Press (2019). His work has appeared in a number of international literary publications, including: Into the Void, 404 Ink, Grub Street, Projectionist’s Playground, SPAM Zine, Mycelia, Open Polyversity, and Poetry Bus.
Leanne Boschman’s poetry has been published in Geist Magazine, Prism, Other Voices, Dandelion Magazine, Room, Arc Poetry, and Grain Magazine. As well, her poems have been published in several anthologies. Her collection Precipitous Signs: A Rain Journal was published by Leaf Press in 2009; in it she explores colonial narratives of settlement and the lived experience of women in labour markets and domestic settings. She is a co-artistic director of the Planet Earth Poetry Reading Series and Collective.
Sam Cheuk is a Hong Kong-born Canadian poet and author of Love Figures (Insomniac Press, 2011), Deus et Machina (Baseline Press, 2017) and the upcoming collection Postscripts from a City Burning (Palimpsest Press, 2021) on the 2019 protests in Hong Kong and their aftermath. He holds an MFA in creative writing from New York University and BA in English literature from University of Toronto. He is currently working on the second half of the diptych, tentatively titled Marginalia, that examines the function, execution, and generative potential behind censorship. #StandWithHongKong #香港人加油 #MilkTeaAlliance
Richard Coombes has written music, songs and stories and is a former international tax specialist who took early retirement from tax in order to pursue his passion for Russian.
Recently published translations include a novella, short stories by Elena Dolgopyat, an extract from Andrey Filimonov’s 'World Creation Recipes' along with an interview with the author, and poetry by Lyudmila Knyazeva. A couple of Richard’s own short stories were also published in 2020. Upcoming publications include a selection of Russian WWII poetry for a forthcoming anthology, more poetry by Lyudmila Knyazeva, and a documentary-thriller-biography by Pavel Basinskiy about the life and mysterious early death of Liza Dyakonova. Richard has just signed a contract (subject to funding) to translate a recent winner of Russia’s National Bestseller book award, and is currently in negotiations over the translation of a historical novel by a contemporary writer. Read more at https://richardcoombeslanguageservices.com/.
Elena Dolgopyat is from Murom, in the Vladimir region of Russia. She graduated from the Moscow Institute of Railway Engineering (now the Moscow State University of Railway Engineering) in 1986, and worked until 1989 as a programmer at a military facility in the Moscow region. In 1993 she graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography, and has worked at the State Central Museum of Cinema in Moscow since 1995.
She was first published in 1993, and has published short stories, novella-length works, and several film screenplays. Her three short story collections are: ‘Rodina’ (‘Homeland’, 2016), published by Ripol Classic and shortlisted for the 2017 Russian National Bestseller prize; ‘Russkoye’ (‘Russianness’, 2018), published by Fluid FreeFly; and ‘Chuzhaya Zhizn’ (‘Someone else’s life’, 2019), published by AST and longlisted for the 2020 Yasnaya Polyana prize. The story ‘The Facility’ from ‘Someone else’s life’ was runner-up for the 2020 Babel Prize.
Kim Fahner lives and writes in Sudbury, Ontario. She was the fourth poet laureate of Sudbury (2016-18) and was the first woman appointed to the role. Her latest book of poems is These Wings (Pedlar Press, 2019). She is a member of The League of Canadian Poets, the Ontario Representative of The Writers' Union of Canada, and a supporting member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. She's currently working on a new novel and a series of bee poems. Kim recently won first place in the 2021 League of Canadian Poets' National Broadsheet Contest with her poem, "Beekeeping." She may be reached via her author website at www.kimfahner.com
Maryam Gowralli draws inspiration from her Trinidadian-Indian and Indonesian heritage. Her debut poetry collection, Citizenship in Water is forthcoming with That Painted Horse Press (2021). She is currently the Creative Nonfiction Editor for filling Station and is pursing an MA in English Literature at the University of Calgary. You can find her works at PRISM International, The Selkie, untethered Magazine, The Caribbean Writer and other journals. Twitter: @MaryamGalli
Kevin Heslop is the author of con/tig/u/us (Blasted Tree 2018); there is no minor violence just as there is no negligible cough during an aria (Frog Hollow 2019); Human Beings Have Met to Suture the Wounds the Railroads Have Made Across This Country (Anstruther Press 2020); and the forthcoming collection the correct fury of your why is a mountain (Gordon Hill 2021). As an actor, he has appeared as Creon (2017), Katherine Minola (2017), and Saul Levi Mortera (2019). His work as a filmmaker has appeared or is forthcoming with Long Con Magazine (2019), Artlab Gallery (2021), and Museum London (2021); as a playwright with TAP: Centre for Creativity (2021); and as a curator with McIntosh Gallery (2022). Kevin also sits on the board of Poetry London and Changing Ways and co-organizes LOMP: reading series. He resides gratefully on London Township treaty territory.
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David Ly is the author of Mythical Man, which was shortlisted for a 2021 ReLit Poetry Award. David also wrote the chapbook Stubble Burn. His sophomore poetry collection, Dream of Me as Water, is forthcoming with Palimpsest Press/Anstruther Books in 2022. David is the Poetry Editor of This Magazine, part of the Anstruther Press Editorial Collective, and a Poetry Manuscript Consultant at SFU’s The Writers’ Studio.
MJ Malleck is a first generation university graduate who wrote a business blog before returning to her first love, telling stories. She grew up on the Canadian side of the US border and still likes her weather report in Fahrenheit degrees. These days she attends classes and relies on a cadre of wonderful women writers for workshopping and encouragement. Her work has appeared in Entropy, Better than Starbucks, Literally Stories and forthcoming in blank spaces. She is working on a collection of shorts and her first novel.
Adesuwa Okoyomon is a Nigerian writer living in Vancouver, British Columbia. She enjoys writing poems, short stories, songs, meme captions and belated comebacks, but is still figuring out how to write bios. She is pleased to be debuting her poems in The Temz Review. Find her on Twitter: @adesuwaoo.
Nedda Sarshar is an emerging Iranian-Canadian writer based in the Greater Toronto Area. Her writing has been published in PRISM International, Room Magazine, and This Magazine. Most recently, her nonfiction piece was long-listed for Room's 2020 Short Form Contest. She was a participant in the 2018 Banff Emerging Writers Intensive, and is a mentee of the esteemed Chelene Knight. She enjoys writing about diasporas, identity-crisis' and star-crossed lovers.
Carla Scarano D’Antonio lives in Surrey with her family. She obtained her Degree of Master of Arts in Creative Writing with Merit at Lancaster University in October 2012. Her pamphlet Negotiating Caponata was recently published by Dempsey & Windle (2020); she has also self-published a poetry pamphlet, A Winding Road (2011). She has published her work in various anthologies and magazines, and is currently working on a PhD on Margaret Atwood’s work at the University of Reading. In 2016, she and Keith Lander won first prize in the Dryden Translation Competition with translations of Eugenio Montale’s poems. She writes in English as a second language.
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Aaron Schneider is a Founding Editor at The /tƐmz/ Review. His stories have appeared/are forthcoming in The Danforth Review, Filling Station, The Puritan, Hamilton Arts and Letters, Pro-Lit, The Chattahoochee Review, BULL, Long Con, and The Malahat Review. His stories have been nominated for The Journey Prize and The Pushcart Prize. His novella, Grass-Fed, was published by Quattro Books in the fall of 2018. He has a collection of experimental short fiction, What We Think We Know (Gordon Hill Press), and a novel, The Supply Chain (Crowsnest Books), forthcoming in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 respectively.
Boloere Seibidor is an African poet & writer, with works on numerous magazines/journals, which include IceFloe, Crepe and Penn, Neologism, amongst others. She won the Glassdoor Poetically Written Prose Contest 2020. Often, she is found googling cures for anxiety or obsessing over Ed Sheeran's colourful tattoos. She tweets @ boloere_sod
Kevin Spenst is the author of Ignite, Jabbering with Bing Bong, and Hearts Amok: a Memoir in Verse (all with Anvil Press), and over a dozen chapbooks including Pray Goodbye (the Alfred Gustav Press), Ward Notes (the serif of nottingham), Surrey Sonnets (JackPine Press), and most recently Upend (Frog Hollow Press: Dis/Ability series). He teaches, learns, and lives in Vancouver on unceded Coast Salish territory.
Tara Tulshyan is a sophomore living in the Philippines. Her works have appeared on, or are forthcoming in DIALOGIST, The Ilanot Review, and Fleur-de-lis Press. She is currently an Editor for The Woolgathering Review.
Katie Welch writes fiction and teaches music in Kamloops, BC, on the traditional, unceded territory of the Secwepemc people. Her work has appeared in EVENT Magazine, Prairie Fire, The Antigonish Review, Longleaf Review, Split Lip Magazine, and elsewhere. She was first runner-up in UBCO’s 2019 Short Story Contest, and her story Poisoned Apple was chosen as Pick-of-the-Week by Longform Fiction. Her debut novel will be published by Wolsak and Wynn in the spring of 2022. Hukka and the Cougar is an excerpt from a novel-in-progress, and she's currently working on a collection of short stories.