HANNAH CALDER is a writer from Vancouver, BC. She is currently working as an English teacher in Seoul, South Korea, and plans to return to Vancouver for graduate school at SFU this fall.
STEPHEN COLLIS' poetry has appeared in a variety of journals (Dandelion, Filling Station, Samizdat, W.) and a book-length poem Mine, was published by New Star Books in November 2001.
DIANA HARTOG is the author of three award-winning books of poetry, and a novel, The Photographer's Sweethearts. She is currently at work on a second novel, and a collection of poetry— Ink Monkey.
RYAN KNIGHTON's first book of poetry, Swing in the Hollow, was published by Anvil Press. He is also a co-author with George Bowering of Cars, a forthcoming collection of prose and other odd parts. He continues to teach in the English Department at Capilano College.
SHARON H. NELSON is the author of nine books and many chapbooks. She has written literary reviews, stage plays, poetry, and essays, many with feminist and social justice themes. (See www3.sympatico.ca/sharon.nelson/). "Rock Candy" is from her most recent book, This Flesh These Words (Ekstasis, 2002).
JENNY PENBERTHY teaches at Capilano College. Her edition of Lorine Niedecker: Collected Poems has just been published by the University of California Press.
CAMILLA PICKARD’s poetry has appeared in filling Station Magazine, and anthologized in Netherwords and Love Poems for the Media Age (Vancouver: Ripple Effect Press). She has a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Creative Writing from Capilano College-She teaches literature and composition at ECIAD and creative process workshops. She is currently at work on a novella about desire.
MEREDITH QUARTERMAIN lives in Vancouver, BC. Her publications include Terms of Sale (Meow, 1996), Abstract Relations (Reefer Street, 1998), Veers (Backwoods Broadsides, 1998), Gospel According to Bees (Reefer Street, 2000), Spatial Relations (Diaeresis, 2001), and Inland Passage (housepress, 2001). Her work has appeared in West Coast Line, Chain, Raddle Moon, Sulfur, East Village Poetry Web, on word (U.K.), Matrix, and more, and is forthcoming in Queen Street Quarterly.
BOB SHERRIN, writer and visual artist, lives in Burnaby, BC. His work has been published or exhibited in Canada, the US, Scotland, Switzerland, and Italy. He teaches in the Humanities Division of Capilano College
ESTA SPALDING lives in Vancouver. Her most recent book of poetry is The Wife's Account.
GEORGE STANLEY has taken refuge in a long poem. The first two sections of "Vancouver, Book One" appeared in At Andy's (Vancouver: New Star, 2000).
LIZ WALDNER is the author of Homing Devices (O Books), A Point is That Which Has No Part, winner of The Iowa Poetry Prize 2000 and the Academy of American Poets Laughlin Prize 2000, and Self and Simulacra, the Alice James Hawley Prize for 2001. Forthcoming in early 2002 are Etym(bi)ology from Omnidawn Publishing and Dark Would from the University of Georgia Contemporary Poetry Series.
PHYLLIS WEBB is best known as a poet and in 1982 won the Governor General's Award for poetry for The Vision Tree, Selected Poems, edited by Sharon Thesen. Hanging Fire appeared in 1990 (Coach House Press, now distributed by Talon Books); in 1995, Nothing But Brush Strokes, Selected Prose was published (NeWest Press). She began painting in 1993. She is an Officer of the Order of Canada and lives on Salt Spring Island, BC.