Prairie Fruit by Emily Riddle
ERICA HIROKO ISOMURA is a writer, artist, and cultural producer. In 2021, she received Room’s Emerging Writer Award and was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize. Isomura is working on a book of essays, a poetry collection, and a series of conversations among multi-generational, racialized artists in Canada. ericahiroko.ca. Her poem "re:birth" will appear in the upcoming BIPOC Solidarities Special Issue of The Fiddlehead. Pre-order your copy today!
David Huebert's fiction debut, Peninsula Sinking, won a Dartmouth Book Award and was runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. His latest book of fiction is Chemical Valley (Biblioasis 2021). David teaches literature and creative writing at the University of New Brunswick. His story "Leviathan" was featured in the Autumn 2021 issue of The Fiddlehead.
Dan O’Brien is a poet and playwright. His poetry collections include Our Cancers, War Reporter, New Life, and Scarsdale. O’Brien is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Drama and two PEN America Awards for playwriting. His work has been published in several issue of The Fiddlehead, most recently in issue 283 (Spring 2020). He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.
Kevin Irie was part of Poem in Your Pocket Day 2020. His book, Viewing Tom Thomson, A Minority Report (Frontenac House 2012), was a finalist for The Acorn-Plantos People’s Poetry Award and The Toronto Book Award. His new book is The Tantramar Re-Vision (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021). His poetry is featured in the Autumn 2021 issue of The Fiddlehead.
Sam Cheuk is a Hong Kong-born Canadian poet and author of Love Figures (Insomniac Press, 2011), Deus et Machina (Baseline Press, 2017) and Postscripts from a City Burning (Palimpsest Press, 2021) on the 2019 protests in Hong Kong and its aftermath. #StandWithHongKong #香港人加油 #MilkTeaAlliance. Sam's poems are featured in issue 289 (Autumn 2021) of The Fiddlehead.