Alyssa Cooper was born in Belleville Ontario. An author and poet, her work has been featured in anthologies such as Postscripts to Darkness and literary magazines such as The Emrys Journal. Her first novel, Salvation, was released in 2012. She is currently working as a designer in Belleville, where she lives with her typewriters and personal library.
Cobourg, Ontario author, Antony Di Nardo, has written four other books of poetry and has been translated into French, German, Italian and Spanish.
April Bulmer has had several books published. She holds Master’s degrees in creative writing, religious studies and theological studies.
Arthur Bull lives on Digby Neck in the Bay of Fundy area of Nova Scotia. He has previously published four book-length collections of poetry, and four chapbooks, and his work has appeared in numerous Canadian and international journals.
Bernadette Gabay Dyer was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and has lived in Toronto, Canada for several years. She is a poet, a storyteller, an artist, a playwright and an author.
Brian Thomas Wesley Way was born and raised on a small farm in the north end of Prince Edward County, just south of Belleville, Ontario, a place where Loyalist ancestors came to settle in the 1790s.
Bruce Kauffman lives in Kingston, Ontario and is a poet, writer, editor and workshop facilitator.
Chris Faiers was born on Hamilton Mountain in 1948. He has been a leader in the creation of English language haiku and haibun for forty years.
David Pratt's poetry and short fiction have appeared in numerous literary journals in Canada, the U.S., Britain, and Australia.
Wanting to spend more time on personally creative pursuits, she retired early from the Toronto Board of Education where she had taught public school.
Don Gutteridge is the author of over fifty books: poetry (nineteen volumes), fiction (twenty-one novels) and ten scholarly works in educational theory and practice. He was born and raised in the village of Point Edward and is a graduate of Western University, where he taught for twenty-five years in the Faculty of Education.
Donna Wootton is an author and retired teacher who lives in Port Hope, ON, Canada. Her short stories, poems, and nonfiction have appeared in four anthologies.
Living behind the Iron Curtain Eva Kolacz felt like a bird in a cage.
Felicity Sidnell Reid is a writer, editor and broadcaster who lives in Northumberland County, ON. Her poems have been published in anthologies, on-line journals and newspapers.
Gary Rasberry. Philosopher. Poet. Imagination Consultant. Musician. Artist. Educator. Insecure Extrovert. Reluctant Enthusiast. Risk-taker. Scaredy Cat. Small Animal with Fast Metabolism. Currently touring with The Big Idea Band doing shows for my latest musical release, What’s the Big Idea?!?
After graduating with honours from Laurentian University, Graham Ducker spent many years as a Principal, Primary Methods Specialist, and Kindergarten Teacher in various Ontario schools.
James Ronson is a life‐long traveller and educator. At the age of fifteen he hitch‐hiked across Canada. James began writing in his teens by publishing a war‐gaming zine called “Berserker”.
John B. Lee is a 3 time Poet Laureate. In 2005 he was inducted as Poet Laureate of Brantford in perpetuity. In 2011 he was appointed Poet Laureate of Norfolk County (2011-14) and in 2020 he was appointed the Poet Laureate of the CCLA, Canada Cuba Literary Alliance.
John Di Leonardo was born in Pescina, Italy, and raised in Ontario, John Di Leonardo is a graduate of McMaster University, where he earned an Hon. BA in Fine Arts.
John Tyndall lives in London, Ontario. His previous books include The Fee for Exaltation (Black Moss, 2007) and Free Rein (Black Moss, 2001).
Miguel Ángel Olivé Iglesias is Editor-in-chief of the Canada Cuba Literary Alliance (CCLA) magazine The Ambassador, also Assistant Editor of The Envoy newsletter, and CCLA President in Cuba. Born in 1965 in Bayamo, Cuba, he travelled to Holguín City in 1977 for his Junior, Senior High and College studies.
Morgan Wade’s short stories and poems have been published in Canadian literary journals and anthologies, including, The New Quarterly and The Nashwaak Review.
Richard M. Grove, known to friends as Tai – The man of 8 Ps - Poet, Publisher, Photographer, Painter, President, Public Speaker, Potter and Person.
Robert Sward was born and raised in Chicago. He was Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County from 2016-2018. A Fulbright scholar and Guggenheim Fellow, he was chosen by Lucille Clifton to receive a Villa Montalvo Literary Arts Award.
Shane Joseph is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. His first novel “Redemption in Paradise” was published in 2004. He has completed two other novels that are seeking publication. His short fiction has appeared in Existere literary magazine and in two CAA Anthologies. Shane lives in Cobourg, Ontario with his wife Sarah.