Jim Johnstone is a reproductive physiologist and Canadian poet. He was born in Stouffville, Ontario and is the author of four collections of poetry. Johnstone's work has received numerous awards including Arc Poetry Magazine's Readers' Choice Award, a CBC Literary Award, the E.J. Pratt Medal and Prize in Poetry, Matrix Magazine's Lit-Pop Award, the Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, and he won This Magazine's Great Canadian Literary Hunt. His most recent collection is Dog Ear, published this year with Véhicule Press.
Katie Jordan is a graduate of the University of Guelph MFA program. Her poetry has appeared in Contemporary Verse 2, Carousel, The Puritan and Prairie Fire. Her chapbook, Commentary on a Non-existent Self-portrait, was published by Frog Hollow Press in 2012. She lives in Toronto.
Andrew Kaufman was born in the town of Wingham, Ontario. This is the same town that Alice Munro was born in, making him the second best writer from a town of 3000. Descending from a long line of librarians and accountants, his first published work was All My Friends Are Superheroes. He has since published The Waterproof Bible, The Tiny Wife, Selected Business Correspondenceand, soonish, Born Weird. He lives in East Oz district of downtown Toronto with has wife, the film editor Marlo Miazga and their two children, Phoenix and Frida.
Marcia Walker’s writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, U of T Magazine, CWS, You Forgot it in People (a short story collection celebrating Broken Social Scene’s 10th anniversary) and on CBC radio. She has been short-listed for Prism international’s literary contests in both the fiction and non-fiction categories.
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