Andrea Actis is a former Vancouver person now living in Providence, RI.
Francis Narcise Baptiste is an Aboriginal writer living in Vancouver, BC. He is the publisher of Native Destinations, an Aboriginal tourism magazine. His work has appeared in BC Business, SAY magazine, and Pacific Rim magazine.
Louis Cabri’s works mentioned in the interview in this issue are: The Mood Embosser: <http://www.chbooks.com/archives/online_books/mood_embosser/> “Nonce-word pragmatics: a sketch”: http://www.monoecious.org/cabri nonce.html Social Mark: <http://www.slought.org/series/social/> Philly Talks: <http://www.slought.org/series/PhillyTalks/>
Roger Farr is on leave and in love.
Michael Filimowicz is an interdisciplinary artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he teaches at Simon Fraser University. He is a recipient of the Illinois Arts Council Media Arts Fellowship, and his writing has previously appeared in The Comstock Review, Janus Head, Margie, The Reading Room, New Genre, Leonardo Music Journal, and Gulf Stream.
A graduate of Concordia University’s Creative Writing program, Scott Inniss is currently a master’s candidate in English at the University of British Columbia. His poetry, for which he has twice received an Irving Layton Award, has appeared in FRONT, as part of the Parliamentary Poet Laureate’s Poem of the Week website, and in a number of student journals and chapbooks.
Roman Korec was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, and emigrated to the West Coast of Canada at the age of 11. He graduated from Simon Fraser University and later attended a film school that went bankrupt during his studies. There, he wrote and directed a fifteenminute film, allegory no.43, and wrote the feature-length tragicomedy, i are the Kanatan. In his writing, he mines the layers of his (and the collective) Eastern European past and transposes them onto the social and political reality of the present day. The short story and poem published here—his debut—is part of a recently completed collection of modern-day allegories, riddles and fairytales. He is currently working on a fine-art photography book and a semi-fictional novel and he helms thebestplaceonplanetglobe.com, a satirical blog written by a fictional character. He lives and works in Vancouver, B.C.
M.W. Miller is a writer living in Vancouver, a town near the Pacific coast, and is divided on an east/west axis by Main Street. M.W. Miller has previously disappeared into The Georgia Straight and The Malahat Review, among other publications.
Damian Moppett is an artist who lives and works in Vancouver. His work is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver and Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris and New York.
S.C. Pinney is a playwright, fiction writer, and experimental poet. He co-artistic directs Moonshine Theatre Company with native artist Travis Shilling and has published several chapbooks. S.C. grew up in Wawa, but now lives in Orillia, Ontario with his wife and children and their dog, Burg.
Sina Queyras edited Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets for Persea Books in 2005 and is the author of three collections of poetry including Lemon Hound, which won a Lambda Award and the Pat Lowther Award in 2006. “The Endless Path of the New” is from Expressway (Coach House 2009). She is working on a novel, Autobiography of Childhood, and a collection of short fiction titled A Story With Severe Anxiety and Other Stories. She can be found pawing and chewing the latest arts and writing news on Lemon Hound <http://lemonhound.blogspot.com>.
Sharla Sava is a writer and educator based in Vancouver. In 2006 she completed a doctorate in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. She has lectured, curated exhibitions, and published a variety of articles about art after modernism, discussing the works of Robert Filliou, Antonia Hirsch, Ray Johnson, Robyn Laba, and Jeff Wall, among others. She is currently on faculty in the Communications Department at Capilano University.
Mark Wallace is the author of a number of books and chapbooks of poetry, fiction, and criticism. Temporary Worker Rides A Subway won the 2002 Gertrude Stein Poetry Award and was published by Green Integer Books. He is the author of a multigenre work, Haze, and a novel, Dead Carnival. His critical articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, and along with Steven Marks, he edited Telling It Slant: Avant Garde Poetics of the 1990s (University of Alabama Press), a collection of 26 essays by different writers. Most recently he has published a collection of tales, Walking Dreams. The poems appearing in The Capilano Review are forthcoming in his collection Felonies of Illusion.
Lissa Wolsak practices energy-field therapy in Vancouver, B.C. She is a poet/essayist and the author of The Garcia Family Co-Mercy; Pen Chants or nth or 12 spiritlike impermanences; A Defence of Being; and An Heuristic Prolusion. Forthcoming are Squeezed Light: Collected Works 1995–2008, and the long-poems THRALL; Of Beings Alone; and (S)Mattering (F)Light.