Alan Hill has been previously published in North America in CV2, Canadian Literature, Vancouver Review, Antigonish Review, Sub-Terrain, Poetry is Dead, Quills, Cascadia Review, Reunion- The Dallas Review and in a number of anthologies and in the United Kingdom in South, The Wolf, Brittle Star and Turbulence. His second full collection, The Broken Word (Silver-Bow Press), was published in mid 2013. He is a regular reader of poetry at readings in Vancouver and has appeared at both ‘Word on The Street’ and ‘Summer Dreams’ literary festivals. More details on Alan and his work can be found on his website.
Arlen Hogarth is an artist currently based in Nanaimo. He keeps forgetting to take his B vitamins. You can check out his website at or follow him on Facebook.
B.J. Best is the author of three books, most recently But Our Princess Is in Another Castle, a collection of prose poems inspired by video games. I got off the train at Ash Lake, a verse novella, is forthcoming from sunnyoutside in 2015. He lives in Wisconsin. @bjbest60 on Twitter. Blog.
Bob Brooks has been published in many journals including The Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, and Rattle; in four chapbooks, most recently Companion Pieces (Finishing Line Press, 2012); and in the full-length collection Unguarded Crossing (Antrim House Books, 2011), short-listed for the 2012 Maine Literary Award in Poetry, and named first runner-up for the 2012 Eric Hoffer Poetry Book Award.
Brandi May is a Vancouver Island-based visual artist with exhibited work in Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Victoria, and Calgary. In 2012-2013, she was commissioned to participate in Journey to Inclusion, an arts engagement project sponsored by the Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society. View her work online at theotherbrandimay.com
Carol Lois hasn’t given us a bio, but we loved their work in text!
Christopher Evans was originally from Victoria, BC, but now lives in Vancouver with his wife, daughter, and two disgruntled cats. Primarily a fiction writer, his work has appeared in Grain, The New Quarterly, The Canary Press. and other publications in Canada and Australia.
Eddy Graham is a first year visual arts student at VIU. They have had art shows at Electric Umbrella Tattoo & Gallery, Underground skate shop and Firehouse grill. They have showcased art at The Vault Cafe and Catwalk Fashions within the past year. Inspirations include the surrealism of Salvador Dali, and Van Gough’s artworks.
Emily Lu writes poetry and short fiction. She is a medical student at Queen’s University in Kingston. Twitter: @yyemilylu
Howie Good is donating all proceeds from his latest book of poetry, Fugitive Pieces (Right Hand Press), to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. Find his chapbooks online at rhpbooks.com.
Jason Heroux is the author of three poetry collections, Memoirs of an Alias, Emergency Hallelujah, and Natural Capital, all published by Mansfield Press, and the novella Good Evening, Central Laundromat (Quattro Books, 2010). His most recent publication is the novella We Wish You a Happy Killday (Burning Bulb Publishing, 2014). He lives in Kingston Ontario. Twitter. Blog.
Jodi Lundgren is author of the novel Touched and of the young adult novels Leap and Blow, teaches English and Creative Writing at Camosun College in Victoria, BC. With Brandi May, she has created a handmade chapbook called Tardy in Teal. Visit her online at jodilundgren.com
Joseph Victor Milford is a Professor of English and a Georgia writer who is currently working on his EdD doctoral studies. He was born in Alabama in 1972, and he went on to receive his Bachelors degree from the University of West Georgia, in English and Philosophy, and then his MFA in Poetry from the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. His first collection of poems, Cracked Altimeter, was published by BlazeVox Press in 2010, and he is presently composing a collection of poems with Hydeout Press, forthcoming in 2015. He is also the host of The Joe MilfordPoetry Show, where he has compiled an archive of over 300 interviews and readings with American and Canadian poets.
John Nyman lives in the body, the body lives in the world, and the world lives in the text. John’s verse and concrete poetry has appeared in Rampike, (parenthetical), Steel Bananas, ditch, and Hamilton Arts and Letters, along with other print and online publications. Originally from Toronto, he is currently completing a Ph.D. in Theory and Criticism at Western University in London, Ontario. Read more at johnnymanwriting.wordpress.com.
Kyle Hemmings lives and works in New Jersey. He has been published in Your Impossible Voice, Night Train, Toad, Matchbox and elsewhere. His latest ebook is Father Dunne’s School for Wayward Boys at amazon.com. Blog.
Robin A. Sams is a writer living on Vancouver Island, B.C. in Canada. She has a B.A. in English with a concentration in creative writing and in Classical Philology from Hollins University. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Island Writer magazine and the anthology Women. Period. In 2014, she published her first full-length book Sore: fantasies and inhibitions. Blog. Twitter.
Silvia Pikal fell in love with short stories after taking a Creative Writing course at Mount Royal University, where she completed her Bachelor of Communication. She lives in Calgary, Alberta and loves to read, write and travel to new places whenever she gets the chance. You can tweet her @silviapikal.
Spenser Smith is a poet, photographer and blogger living in Nanaimo, BC. He is currently majoring in Creative Writing at Vancouver Island University. He enjoys writing about the prairies and takings photos of waterfalls. His favourite food group is cheese. Website.