Issue Seventeen Contributors
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 she has recently completed 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.
Paola Ferrante is a woman writer living with depression. Her debut poetry collection, What to Wear When Surviving A Lion Attack (Mansfield Press, 2019) was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. She has won Grain Magazine's Short Grain award for Poetry, The New Quarterly's Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award and Room Magazine's prize for Fiction. Her work has recently appeared in The Journey Prize Anthology 32 (McClelland and Stewart, 2021) and Best Canadian Poetry 2021 (Biblioasis, 2021), and she has a chapbook forthcoming with knife| fork| book in Spring 2022. She is the Poetry Editor at Minola Review and resides in Toronto, Canada. Find her at paolaferrante.com or on twitter @PaolaOFerrante.
Hollay Ghadery is a writer living in rural Ontario on Anishinaabe land. She has her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. Her fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have been published in various literary journals, including The Malahat Review, Room, CAROUSEL, The Antigonish Review, Grain, and The Fiddlehead. Fuse, her memoir of mixed-race identity and mental health, was released by Guernica Editions’ MiroLand imprint in Spring 2021.
Ben Berman Ghan is a writer and editor based in Tkaronoto/Toronto, site of Treaty 13 and Williams Treaty territory. He holds an HBA from The University of Toronto, and a Master’s degree in English Lit from Ryerson University. His fiction, poetry, and essays have been published in the likes of Abyss & Apex, Strange Horizons, and right here in The Temz Review. He is the author of the short story collection What We See in the Smoke (Crowsnest Books 2019), and the novella Visitation Seeds (845 Press 2020). You can find him @inkstainedwreck or inkstainedwreck.c
Rosalind Goldsmith lives in Toronto. She has written radio plays for CBC Radio Drama and a play for the Blyth Theatre Festival. She began writing short fiction six years ago and since then, her stories have appeared in journals in Canada, the USA and the UK, including filling Station, Understorey, antilang., Litro, Orca, Fairlight Books, Chiron Review, Into the Void, Stand and Fiction International.
Kevin Andrew Heslop (b. 1992) is a polydisciplinary doofus from where Deshkan Ziibi antlers unceded through London Township Treaty (1796) territory whose debut poetry collection the correct fury of your why is a mountain appeared with Gordon Hill Press (2021) and whose work as a curator, filmmaker, and playwright is forthcoming with McIntosh Gallery (2022) and Westland Gallery (2023), Museum London (2022), and TAP: Centre for Creativity (2022) respectively.
Jeremy Luke Hill is the publisher at Gordon Hill Press, a literary press based in Guelph, Ontario. He has written a collection of poetry, short prose, and photography called Island Pieces, and four chapbooks of poetry – Poetry of Thought, CanCon, Trumped, and These My Streets. He also writes a semi-regular column on chapbooks for The Town Crier. His writing has appeared in ARC Poetry, The Bull Calf, CNQ, CV2, EVENT Magazine, Filling Station, Free Fall, The Goose, HA&L, The Maynard, paperplates, The Puritan, Queen Mob’s Tea House, The Rusty Toque, The Town Crier, and The Windsor Review.
Aaron Kreuter is the author of the poetry collection Arguments for Lawn Chairs, and the short story collection You and Me, Belonging, which won the Miramichi Reader's 2019 'The Very Best!' Short Fiction Award and was shortlisted for both a ReLit Award and a Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature. He is an assistant fiction editor at Pithead Chapel. His second collection of poetry, Shifting Baseline Syndrome, is forthcoming this spring from Oskana Poetry & Poetics, and is available for preorder.
Rachel Lachmansingh is a Guyanese-Canadian writer from Toronto. She was recently shortlisted for The Malahat Review’s Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction and nominated for the 2021 Rhysling Award. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Minola Review, Grain Magazine, The Malahat Review, and The Fiddlehead, among others. She is currently pursuing her degree in creative writing.
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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.
Dawn Macdonald lives in Whitehorse, Yukon, where she was raised off the grid. She holds a degree in applied mathematics and used to know a lot about infinite series. Her poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Canadian Literature, FOLIO, Grain, The Malahat Review, Riddle Fence, and Understorey.
Charles J. March III is an internationally published homebody. His work has appeared in books, magazines, newspapers, journals, reviews, quarterlies, gazettes, websites, stalls, etc. Less can be found at LinkedIn & SoundCloud.
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.
Erica McKeen (she/her) is a Canadian fiction writer. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, longlisted for the Guernica Prize, and shortlisted for The Malahat Review Open Season Awards. She is the recipient of a Canada Council for the Arts Research and Creation grant, and her debut novel, Tear, is forthcoming from Invisible Publishing.
J Eric Miller is a professor creative writing at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His short story collection, Animal Rights and Pornography was published by Soft Skull Press and has since been translated and published in France, Russia, and Turkey. His novel Decomposition has been translated and published in France, Spain, and Italy; a cinematic version is in pre-production with Fatcat Films. His short stories have appeared in various journals, including: Clementine Unbound; LitBreak; decomP, Semaphore, Starry Night Review, The Scarlet Leaf Review, eFiction, Pindelyboyz, Clean Sheets, Manera, Burning Word, Ink Pot, and Outsider Ink. One of them, “Invisible Fish”, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Malaika Nasir is a Pakistani-Canadian undergraduate student studying English literature. Her research interests include contemporary postcolonial immigrant literatures and the intersectionality of race and gender. She is currently the senior editor at The Muslim Voice Magazine.
Anita Ngai is currently a poetry MFA student in Warren Wilson College and is based in Vancouver, BC, where she grew up. Her writing has appeared in Figroot Press, Talking River, Junto Magazine, Temenos, and Lit Crawl, as well as various architecture magazines. She was born in Hong Kong, trained as a structural engineer, and currently works as a business executive in a technology start-up.
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, The Malahat Review and The Windsor 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. His collection of experimental short fiction, What We Think We Know (Gordon Hill Press) was published in the fall of 2021, and his novel, The Supply Chain (Crowsnest Books), is forthcoming in Spring 2022.
Renée M. Sgroi’s poetry has appeared in The Windsor Review, The Prairie Journal, The Beliveau Review, The Banister, The Wild Word (Germany) and Lummox (U.S.). A runner-up in the UK’s 2020 erbacce poetry prize, her debut poetry collection, life print, in points (Liverpool: erbacce-press) was published last year. Renée also edited the anthology, Written Tenfold (Toronto: Poetry Friendly Press). An avid espresso coffee drinker, Renée is the past president of the Brooklin Poetry Society, and recently joined the executive of the Canadian Authors Association – Toronto branch. You can find her online at: https://reneemsgroi.com
K. R. Wilson’s debut novel An Idea About My Dead Uncle won the inaugural Guernica Prize in 2018 and was published by Guernica Editions in 2019. His novel Call Me Stan: A Tragedy in Three Millennia was recently published by Guernica. He lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter.