Gary Barwin is a writer, composer, and performer. His publications include six poetry collections (including the recent The Porcupinity of the Stars) and two fiction collections, and a collaborative novel. He was the co–winner of the 2010 bpNichol Chapbook Award, the 2011 Harbourfront Battle of the Bands, and the 1998 K.M. Hunter Foundation Artist Award. His work has been commissioned and broadcast by the CBC.
Hugh Thomas teaches mathematics at the University of New Brunswick. A chapbook of his poetry, Heart badly buried by five shovels, was recently published by paper kite press.
Craig Conley is the author of Magic Words: A Dictionary (Weiser Books), One–Letter Words: A Dictionary (HarperCollins), and dozens upon dozens of other titles. His website is OneLetterWords.com.
derek beaulieu is the author of three books of poetry, and co-editor of Shift & Switch: New Canadian Poetry (Mercury, 2005). He has been editor with dANDelion, filling Station and endnote magazines. He was publisher of housepress from 19972004, and has edited special issues of Whitewall of Sound and Open Letter. He has lectured and discussed poetics across North America and the UK, and currently lives in Calgary. His first book of poetry, with wax, was published by Coach House in 2003.