Jean Marc Ah-Sen is the Toronto-based author of Grand Menteur (BookThug 2015), a novel about Mauritian street-gangs that the Globe and Mail called an "unsentimental but passionate...singular book." He is working on a second novel.
Hillary Rexe co-founded the literary press PistolPress, a collective that published poetry, prose and visual art, and Camera Roll Camp, a film camp for youth on the autism spectrum. She is the author of the poetry chapbook Taking Names (WithWords Press) and was recently a member of Nightwood Theatre’s Write from the Hip program. She is the Program Administrator for the Guelph MFA in Creative Writing, and she teaches writing (and a class called "Success") at Humber College.
Andy McGuire's poems have appeared in Arc, CV2, Vallum, Papirmsss, Hazlitt, Riddle Fence and The Walrus. His debut collection, Country Club, was published in October by Coach House Books.
Born in Cuba and raised in Canada, Ana Rodriguez Machado lives and writes in Toronto. Her work has been published in The Huffington Post, Matrix Magazine, and elsewhere. Earlier this year, she self-published I Swallow Your Heart, a small chapbook of poems and illustrations. Her poetry has been awarded the James H. Stitt Prize in Poetry and first place in the Aspiring Canadian Poets Contest. She recently co-founded The Path, an online publication that gives the history behind the headlines. When she’s not sleeping in, she likes to sing folk songs, eat burritos, and ugly-cry at musicals.
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