Issue Seven Contributors
“Anne” is a poet who writes about making meaning from unusual mind states and disability. She is aware of the risks of publishing this writing under her real name at the moment: as someone who is seeking financial support from the government, her life is open to scrutiny. These words are an attempt to define her experience as something altogether larger than the person diagnosed with a psychotic disorder profiled in her application.
Dessa Bayrock lives in Ottawa with two cats and a variety of succulents, one of which occasionally blooms. She used to unfold paper for a living at Library and Archives Canada, and is currently a PhD student in English. Her poems have appeared in IDK Magazine, Poetry Is Dead, and Spy Kids Review, among others, and her work was recently shortlisted for the Metatron Prize for Rising Authors. She is the proprietor of post ghost press. You can find her, or at least more about her, at dessabayrock.com, or on Twitter at @yodessa.
Fraser Calderwood is a writer and teacher from Calgary, currently an MFA candidate at the University of Guelph. His fiction has appeared in Ambit and Event, and is forthcoming in FreeFall magazine. He is in Toronto working on his first novel.
Charita Gil edits web articles during the day and writes fiction (and sometimes poetry) at night—if she’s not just being an introvert and watching historical and Korean TV series. She is a journalism graduate from the Samar island in the Philippines, and she loves languages, bread, music, books, dogs, and cats. She is a serious French and Spanish bathroom singer, thanks to the influence of her idols, Céline Dion and Thalia. This is her second story published in The /tƐmz/ Review. Her other work of varying genres has appeared in 101 Words, ARTPOST magazine, The Brown Orient, Flash Fiction Magazine, Exoplanet Magazine, and Marias at Sampaguitas. Visit her at her website: charitagil.com. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
D.A. Lockhart is the author of five collections of poetry, including Devil in the Woods (forthcoming from Brick Books, 2019) and The Gravel Lot That Was Montana (Mansfield Press, 2018). His work has received generous financial support from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Lockhart holds a MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University - Bloomington. He is a turtle clan member of the Moravian of the Thames First Nation. He currently resides at Waawiiyaatanong, where he is the publisher at Urban Farmhouse Press.
Terese Mason Pierre is a writer, editor and organizer. Her work has appeared in the Hart House Review, FIYAH, The Longleaf Review, Train: a poetry journal, and others. She is the poetry editor for Augur Magazine and a co-host of Shab-e She'r, a poetry reading series in Toronto. Her first chapbook will be published with Anstruther Press in Fall 2019. Visit her website.
Marcie McCauley's work has appeared in Room, Other Voices, Mslexia, Tears in the Fence and Orbis, and has been anthologized by Sumac Press. She writes about writing at marciemccauley.com and about reading at buriedinprint.com. A descendant of Irish and English settlers, she lives in the city currently called Toronto, which was built on the homelands of Indigenous peoples - Haudenosaunee, Anishnaabeg, Huron-Wendat and Mississaugas of New Credit - land still inhabited by their descendants.
Michael Mirolla’s publications include three Bressani Prize winners: the novel Berlin (2010); the poetry collection The House on 14th Avenue (2014); and the short story collection, Lessons in Relationship Dyads (2016). His short story “A Theory of Discontinuous Existence” was selected for The Journey Prize Anthology, and “The Sand Flea” was a Pushcart Prize nominee. Born in Italy, raised in Montreal, Michael lives in Oakville, Ontario. For more, visit his website.
Anna Navarro is a young writer based in Calgary, Alberta. She is a student at the University of Calgary, an avid reader, and a lover of all expressions of art. She has been published in Plenitude and NōD Magazine, and has work forthcoming in Genre: Urban Arts.
Chimedum Ohaegbu attends the University of British Columbia in pursuit of hummingbirds and a dual degree in English literature and creative writing. She’s Uncanny Magazine’s assistant editor and a recipient of both the full 2017 Tan Seagull Scholarship for Young Writers and a 2018 Katherine Brearley Arts Scholarship. She loves tisanes, insect facts but not insects, every single bird and magpies especially, and video game music. Her fondness of bad puns has miraculously not prevented her work from being published or forthcoming in Strange Horizons, Train: A Poetry Journal, SAD Magazine, Honey & Lime Lit, and The Capilano Review. Find her on Twitter @chimedumohaegbu or Instagram @chimedum_ohaegbu.
Matt Patterson is a writer and teacher. He has new work in Pithead Chapel. He lives with his family in Lawrence, Kansas.
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. She self-published a poetry pamphlet, A Winding Road, in 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/are forthcoming in The Danforth Review, filling station, The Puritan, Hamilton Arts and Letters, untethered, and The Maple Tree Literary Supplement. His first book, Grass-Fed, is available from Quattro Books. Visit his website here.
Matthew Walsh is a poet from Nova Scotia whose work has recently appeared in The Malahat Review. Their first book These are not the potatoes of my youth was just released this year with Goose Lane. You can find them on Twitter: @croonjuice.
Finn Wylie has studied writing at Vancouver Island University. She is currently composing poems in her head while planting trees in northern B.C., then writing them down at night by the fire, if she doesn't fall asleep first. "Dust" is her first publication. A short non-fiction piece is forthcoming in Geist Magazine. Find her on Twitter: @wyliefinn.
Lucy Yang was born to first-generation Chinese immigrants. She teaches high school English in Vancouver and is completing a Master’s program in literacy education at the University of British Columbia. Her poetry has appeared in Ricepaper Magazine and The Maynard.
Andrew Yoder is a designer from rural Oregon living in Canada to make video games (as one does). His poetry has been published in Whatever Keeps the Lights On and Oregon East.
Yuan Changming grew up in rural China, started to learn the English alphabet in Shanghai at age 19, and published monographs on translation before leaving his native country. With a Canadian PhD in English, Yuan currently lives in Vancouver, where he edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan. Credits include ten Pushcart nominations, Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17), BestNewPoemsOnline, and publications in over 1,500 other literary outlets across 42 countries.