Issue Fourteen Contributors
Bronwyn Averett is a writer, editor, and translator living in Montreal. She holds a PhD in French and has written about books for publications such as the Montreal Review of Books, Electric Literature, and Rain Taxi. You can find her most recent translation, excerpts from Anne-Marie Desmeules' Le tendon et l'os, at carte-blanche.org.
Kiran Bhat is a global citizen formed in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, to parents from Southern Karnataka, in India. He has currently traveled to over 130 countries, lived in 18 different places, and speaks 12 languages. He is primarily known as the author of we of the forsaken world ... (Iguana Books, 2020), but he has authored books in four foreign languages, and has had his writing published in The Brooklyn Rail, The Colorado Review, Eclectica, 3AM Magazine, The Radical Art Review, The Chakkar, Mascara Literary Review, and several other places. His list of homes is vast, but his heart and spirit always remains in Mumbai, somehow. He currently lives in Melbourne. You can find him on @Weltgeist Kiran.
Jeremy Colangelo is an author and academic. His story collection Beneath the Statue was published by Now or Never in 2020, and his writings have appeared in such places as Carousel, EVENT, The Puritan, and The Dalhousie Review.
Ifeanyichukwu Peter Eze studied Philosophy at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. His works have appeared in adda, Fresh Ink, Tiny Essays, Red Coyote, Pangolin Review, Praxis, and a few other places. A fellow of the Ebedi International Writers’ Residency, he was Longlisted for the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
Koushik Goswami is currently pursuing a PhD at the Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Earlier, he completed his M.Phil in English from the University of Burdwan. He received a JU-RUSA doctoral fellowship and was a Humanities Visiting Scholar, Exeter University, United Kingdom. He was invited by the College of Humanities, Exeter University, and University of East Anglia, England, to deliver talks on his PhD topic and for academic discussion. Some of his recently published articles are: “Rewriting Tibet in The Tibetan Suitcase: A Novel (2019) by Tsering Namgyal Khortsa” (Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities), “Cool Texts, Cold Wars: Singapore and Tibet in Historical Fiction of Small States” (The Calcutta Journal of Global Affairs), “The Politics of Fencing and Exchanges of Enclaves: A Study of the Indo-Bangladesh Border”(Border, Globalization and Identity, Cambridge Scholars Publishing), “Violence as Spectacle: Manjula Padmanabhan’s Treatment of Ethical Responsibility in Lights Out” (Apperception, Visva-Bharati) and “Nation and Diaspora in Manjushree Thapa’s Select Stories” (Borders and Border Crossing: Reading Partition, Reading Diaspora, University of Burdwan Press). His areas of interest include South Asian Literature, Diaspora Studies, and Postcolonial Literature.
Trivarna Hariharan is a gender-queer writer and pianist from India. She has studied English Literature at Delhi University and the University of Cambridge. A Pushcart Prize and Orison Anthology nominee, her poems are published or forthcoming in Duende, Entropy, Stirring, Atticus Review, The Hunger, Counterclock, Whale Road Review, The Shore, and others. She has authored two collections of poetry: Letters Never Sent (Writers Workshop Kolkata, 2017) and There Was Once A River Here (Les Editions du Zaporogue, 2018). Besides writing, she has received certificates of distinction in Electronic Keyboard from Trinity College, London. You can read more of her work at trivarnahariharan.com.
Mark Laliberte is an artist-writer with an MFA from University of Guelph. He has exhibited extensively in galleries across Canada and the USA, curates the online experimental comics site http://4panel.ca, and edits the hybrid art/lit mag CAROUSEL. Laliberte has had pageworks, poems and other print experiments appear in publications big and small, including Ink Brick, Lantern, Poetry, prairie fire, subTerrain and Vallum. Publications include 'BRICKBRICKBRICK' (BookThug, 2010) and 'asemanticasymmetry' (a riso-printed remixing of selected derek beaulieu's letraset works / Anstruther Press, 2016). Laliberte is a member of the collaborative writing entity, MA|DE: 2 new collaborative chapbooks were just released at the end of 2020, A Trip to the ZZOO (Collusion Books) and A Barely Concealed Design (Puddles of Sky). More info: marklaliberte.com + ma-de.ca.
Vanessa Lewis is a queer Canadian writer and an undergraduate student at Carleton University. Hailing from Pickering, Ontario, she grew up exploring the forest by her house and now spends most of her time reading, travelling, and daydreaming. Vanessa is excited to debut her work in The Temz Review.
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David Ly is the author of the poetry collection Mythical Man (Anstruther Books, 2020) and the chapbook Stubble Burn (Anstruther Press, 2018). He is the Poetry Editor of This Magazine and sits on the Editorial Collective of Anstruther Press.
Jesse Matas is a father, husband, poet, musician, visual artist and peace scholar. His poetry can be found in Contemporary Verse 2, Fourth River, The New Quarterly and EVENT, among other journals. Tamarock, his most recent album, received international acclaim and was named best album of the year by three radio shows on two continents. He has recorded four full-length albums and has toured in eleven countries. He is from Treaty 1 territory and lives with his partner and kids on the Haldimand Tract, land that was promised to the Six Nations of the Grand River. He is a current candidate for Master of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Waterloo.
Erica McKeen is a writer, organizer, and teacher. She recieved her MA in English Literature from Western University. Originally from London, Ontario, she is a Poetry London board member, assistant editor at The Temz Review, and co-organizer of LOMP: reading series. Her work has appeared in Canthius, Minola Review, The Quilliad, and elsewhere. She currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Gargi Mehra works as a Project Manager in the IT arm of an international bank. Her work has appeared in numerous literary magazines online and in print, including The Writer, Litro, On the Premises and others. She lives in Pune, India, with her husband and two children. She blogs at www.gargimehra.com.
Roz Milner is a freelance writer and media critic. Her work has appeared in Exclaim Magazine, The Toronto Review of Books, Aquarium Drunkard, and many other places. She is working on her first book and lives just north of Toronto, Ontario.
Rod Moody-Corbett's work has appeared in The Fiddlehead, Riddle Fence, and on The Paris Review Daily. He has been shortlisted for a CBC Canada Writes Short Story Prize, and writes regularly for Canadian Notes and Queries.
Frances Ogamba is the winner of the 2020 Inaugural Kalahari Short Story Competition and the 2019 Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction. She is also a finalist for the 2019 Writivism Short Story Prize and the 2019 Brittle Paper Awards for short fiction. Her fiction appears or is forthcoming in Chestnut Review, CRAFT, The Dark Magazine, Jalada Africa, New Weather for MEDIA, Munyori Literary Journal, Arts and Africa and Rewrite Reads. She is an alumna of the Purple Hibiscus Creative Writing Workshop taught by Chimamanda Adichie.
Cale Plett is a nonbinary writer who lives in Winnipeg, where they are watching and listening for stories. Their short fiction and poetry have appeared in Riddle Fence, Prairie Fire, PACE, Grain, CV2, and elsewhere.
Timi Sanni is a writer, editor, and Muslim literature advocate. An NF2W scholar in poetry and fiction, his work appears or is forthcoming in Olongo Africa, Palette Poetry, Down River Road, Drinking Gourd Magazine, X-R-A-Y Literary, Cypress Press, IceFloe Press, Leavings lit and elsewhere. He is a reader for CRAFT Literary and Liminal Transit Review, and an editor at Kalopsia Literary.
He is the winner of the SprinNG Poetry Contest and the Fitrah Review Short Story Prize 2020. He was also nominated for the 2020 Young Writers and Creatives Award. Find him on Twitter: @timisanni.
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 teaches in the Department of English and Writing Studies at Western University, where he also runs the Creative Writers Speakers Series. His stories have appeared in The Danforth Review, filling station, The Puritan, Hamilton Arts and Letters, untethered, and The Chattahoochee Review. His first book, Grass-Fed, is available from Quattro Books. Visit his website here.
Sarain Frank Soonias is a Cree/Anishnaabe writer residing in Vancouver, Canada. He recently helped his younger brother create the forthcoming Frank Gypsum Show for television and has two new series in development. Sarain enjoys songwriting and occasionally performing stand-up comedy. Poems from his initial collection, ALL WRONG HORSES ON FIRE THAT GO AWAY IN THE RAIN, will be featured in Carousel Magazine and The Temz Review.
Melissa Spohr Weiss is a graduate student at the University of New Brunswick. Her work has been published in Arc Poetry Magazine, Riddle Fence, The Malahat Review, CV2, Prairie Fire, and elsewhere.
VII is seven voices fused into one exquisite corpse: Manahil Bandukwala, Ellen Chang-Richardson, Conyer Clayton, nina jane drystek, Chris Johnson, Margo LaPierre and Helen Robertson. Based on the belief that seven minds are better than one and that many ideas make joyous chorus, we say: We are I and I is VII. Formed in March 2020, VII is based in Ottawa, Ontario, the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabeg First Nation. Our first chapbook is forthcoming with Collusion Books in Spring 2021.
Yuan Changming grew up in an isolated village, started to learn the English alphabet at age nineteen and published monographs on translation before leaving China. With a Canadian PhD in English, Changming currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver. Credits include eleven Pushcart nominations, nine chapbooks & awards, and publications in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17) and BestNewPoemsOnline, among 1789 others across 46 countries.