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Jen Ashburn is the author of the poetry book The Light on the Wall (Main Street Rag, 2016), and has work published in numerous venues, including The Writer’s Almanac, Pedestal and Whiskey Island. Her creative nonfiction essay Borax and Cornmeal was published in issue 286 of The Fiddlehead. She holds an MFA from Chatham University, and lives in Pittsburgh, PA.
Rose Maloukis is a poet and visual artist, with a BFA from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Her poetry was short-listed for the 2015 Montreal International Poetry Prize. She won 2nd place in Geist’s erasure poem competition. Her chapbook, Cloud Game with Plums was published in July 2020 by above/ground press. Her poem These Weeds was featured in issue 286 of The Fiddlehead.
Chafic LaRochelle holds a B.Sc in neuroscience and is a volunteer SAR Tech. He works as a freelance writer and lives with his wife Kaitlyn in Montreal. His creative nonfiction essay A Man, Without was featured in issue 286 of The Fiddlehead.
Carol Krause is a poet who writes about madness, mystical mishaps and unexpected mendings. Her poetry was recently published in filling Station, Understorey Magazine, carte blanche, CAROUSEL, Issue 286 of The Fiddlehead and PRISM international. Carol lives on disability support and poetry, and feels most alive crawling through caves.
Anthony Purdy lives on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, where he started writing in 2019. Recent publications include stories in the Spring and Summer 2020 issues of Queen’s Quarterly as well as poems in The Goose, Prairie Fire, The Dalhousie Review, and Queen’s Quarterly. He is a member of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia and an Associate Member of the League of Canadian Poets. His poem, mornings, received an honourable mention in the League of Canadian Poets’ 2021 Very Short Verse contest and appeared in the May 21 edition of Poetry Pause. His poem, bakery, was shortlisted for the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia Spring 2021 Postcard Poem contest. Literary writing offers him new ways of exploring some of the concerns and questions that animated his research and teaching in recent years in fields as various as nephology and meteorology; natural history and the environment; material culture and the museum; cultures of memory and the archive; the archaeological imagination. You can read his poem, The subtle tumour in issue no. 286 of The Fiddlehead.
Emira Tufo is a Bosnian Canadian writer based in Montreal. She is the recipient of the 2019 CBC/Quebec Writers’ Federation Writer in Residence award. Her essays have appeared in The Globe and Mail, the Montreal Gazette and on CBC. Her storytelling has been featured on the Confabulation and Volume Knob podcasts. Emira's nonfiction essay Heroes was published in issue no. 286 of TheFiddlehead.
Emily Hockaday is the author of five chapbooks including Space on Earth and What We Love & Will Not Give Up. Her poems have appeared most recently in Parks & Points, The Fresh Water Review, and Gone Lawn. Her poem Memorial was published in issue 287 of The Fiddlehead, which can be ordered here. She can be found on the web at www.emilyhockaday.com and @E_Hockaday.