Issue Two Contributors
Rhonda Dynes is a Professor of Liberal Studies at Mohawk College and the author of Essay Essentials (2015, 2018). She is a senior editor at The Hamilton Review of Books (currently on leave) and has published multiple book reviews in other publications. She is a poet and writer with numerous Canadian and American publications, such as those in Quills, Tower Poetry, and 4 and 20.
Nadia Froese is a writer of fiction and poetry from Vancouver. She will be graduating with a BFA in Creative Writing from UBC in 2018. Her poetry has previously appeared in Phoebe.
Natalia Hero is a writer and translator from Montreal. Her fiction has appeared in Cosmonauts Avenue, Peach Mag, Metatron’s ÖMËGÄ, and Shabby Doll House. She was recently shortlisted for the 2017 Metatron Prize. She is currently completing an M.A. in Literary Translation at the University of Ottawa.
Kevin Heslop is The /tƐmz/ Review’s resident interviewer. He organizes the London Poetry Open Mic and is the editor-in-chief of the London Arts Loop. His poetry has appeared in NOON: Journal of the Short Poem, Forget Magazine, and Baseline Press’s Translating Horses, and has won recent Poetry London and Occasus Literary Journal prizes. As an actor, he has appeared as Joseph Sweeney, Creon, Katherine Minola, and Jay Gatsby (forthcoming).
Aaron Kreuter is the author of the 2016 poetry collection Arguments for Lawn Chairs (Guernica Editions), and the forthcoming short story collection You and Me, Belonging (Tightrope Books). He lives in Toronto.
Rose Lemberg is a queer, bigender immigrant from Eastern Europe and Israel. Their fiction and poetry have appeared in Lightspeed’s Queers Destroy Science Fiction, Uncanny, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and many other venues. Rose's work has been a finalist for the Nebula, Crawford, and other awards. They post excerpts from their LGBTQIA+-centric fantasy, essays for autistic writers, and doodles on their Patreon.
David Ly’s poems have appeared in a range of anthologies and magazines, including The Puritan, PRISM international, and Ricepaper Magazine. He has also written for VICE, Daily Xtra, and NUVO. In 2017, he was long-listed for the Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Poetry. His first chapbook, Stubble Burn, is published with Anstruther Press. He is a graduate from SFU’s Master of Publishing program and the Marketing Assistant at UBC Press. Find him on Twitter @dlylyly.
Valerie Mills-Milde lives, works and writes in London, Ontario. She is the author of the novel After Drowning (Inanna Publications), which won the 2017 Silver Ippy (Independent Publisher Book Award) for Contemporary Fiction. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals across the country. Valerie’s forthcoming novel, The Land’s Long Reach (Inanna Publications), will be released in May 2018.
Amy Mitchell is a founding editor here at The Temz Review and a professor at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. She holds a PhD in English Literature from Western University. Her reading tendencies have been described as "promiscuous"; she is interested in a wide variety of fiction, and particularly enjoys finding new and interesting works in translation.
Rod Moody-Corbett holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of Calgary. His work has appeared in a number of Canadian journals, and in 2013 he was named a finalist for the CBC Canada Writes Short Story Prize. His work was recently featured in Coming Attractions 16.
Bola Opaleke is a Pushcart Prize nominee. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Rising Phoenix Review, Writers Resist, Rattle, Cleaver, One, The Nottingham Review, The Puritan, The Literary Review of Canada, Sierra Nevada Review, Dissident Voice, Poetry Quarterly, The Indianapolis Review, Miracle E-Zine, Poetry Pacific, Drunk Monkeys, League of Canadian Poets (Poetry Month 2013), St. Peter’s College (University of Saskatchewan) Anthology (Society 2013 Vol. 10), Pastiche Magazine, and others. He holds a degree in City Planning and lives in Winnipeg with his family.
stephanie roberts is a poet, artist, and recluse who believes you should be careful what you fish for. Her poetry is in numerous journals in North America and Europe, including Arcturus, The New Quarterly, CV2, Room, The Stockholm Review of Literature, OCCULUM, and The Maine Review. She was a finalist in the Anomalous Press Open Reading, and the 7th Eyewear Publishing LTD Fortnight Prize. Follow her on Twitter @ringtales.
Aaron Schneider’s 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 story “Cara’s Men (As Told to You in Confidence)” was nominated for the Journey Prize by The Danforth Review. He runs the Creative Writers Speakers Series at Western University. His first book, Grass-Fed, is forthcoming from Quattro books in the fall of 2018.
Cecilia Stuart is an English Literature student from Toronto, now living in New Brunswick. In her spare time, she likes to research stained glass and whales.
Ojo Taiye was born and grew up in Kaduna, Nigeria. He currently lives in Agbor, Delta State. He is a poet and essayist, and teaches Tourism in Calvary Group of Schools, Agbor. His recent poems and works have appeared in Glass Journal, Lit Mag, Crannog Magazine, Geometry Magazine, Southword Journal and elsewhere.
Andy Verboom is from subrural Nova Scotia. His poems have won Frog Hollow’s Chapbook Contest and Descant’s Winston Collins Prize, and have recently appeared in Arc, CV2, The Lampeter Review, PRISM, The Puritan, and Vallum. His chapbooks are Orthric Sonnets, Full Mondegreens, and Tower.
In his human form, Paul Vermeersch is a poet, professor, artist and editor. The author of five collections of poetry, including The Reinvention of the Human Hand, a finalist for the Trillium Book Award, and Don’t Let It End Like This Tell Them I Said Something, he teaches in the Creative Writing & Publishing program at Sheridan College and is senior editor of Wolsak and Wynn Publishers where he runs the Buckrider Books imprint. His next collection Self-Defence for the Brave and Happy will appear with ECW Press in this fall. He lives in Toronto. In his digital form he can be found at www.paulvermeersch.ca.