Contributors to R H Y T H M Issue 1 Volume 4
Susan McCaslin is a poet, educator, scholar, workshop facilitator, and author of fourteen volumes of poetry, including her most recent, Lifting the Stone (Seraphim Editions, 2007). A member of the editorial board of Event: the Douglas College Review, she lives in Fort Langley, B.C. After twenty-three years as a professor of English and Creative Writing at B.C.'s Douglas College, Susan is now a full-time writer. She has a new volume of poetry called Demeter Goes Skydiving forthcoming from the University of Alberta Press in the spring of 2011. You can find her online at www.susanmccaslin.ca.
Thomas Zimmerman teaches English, directs the Writing Center, and edits two literary magazines at Washtenaw Community College, in Ann Arbor, MI. Poems of his have appeared recently in Blue Fifth Review, Eudaimoia Poetry Review, and Greatest Lakes Review. Three of his chapbooks are available at GenreMall.com.
Anna Quon is a writer and writing group/workshop facilitator living in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She has self-published several short collections of poetry, and had poems published in Mentality Magazine, Transitions, All Rights Reserved, and Big Pond Rumours. Her first novel Migration Songs was published in Fall 2009 by Invisible Publishing.
Melanie Bell is a writer originally from Carleton, P.E.I. Having completed her undergraduate degree at UNB, she is studying towards in MA in Creative Writing at Concordia while working as Managing Editor of Matrix Magazine. She has been published in QWERTY, Grain and The Fiddlehead.
Changming Yuan, two-time Pushcart nominee and author of Chansons of a Chinaman (2009) and Politics and Poetics (2009), who grew up in rural China and published several books before moving to Canada, holds a PhD in English, currently works as a tutor in Vancouver and has had poetry appearing in Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry, Canadian Literature, Descant, London Magazine, LRC, Queen's Quarterly, Vallum and many other literary publications worldwide.
Elana Wolff lives and writes north of Toronto in Thornhill. Her poems have appeared in The Malahat Review, Canadian Literature, Prism International, Event, Contemporary Verse 2, Descant, Carousel, Vallum Contemporary Poetry, The Fiddlehead, Qwerty, The Dalhousie Review, and The Antigonish Review. Her collection, You Speak to Me in Trees (Guernica, 2006) was awarded the 2008 F. G. Bressani Prize for Poetry. Implicate Me, a collection of short essays on contemporary poems, was published by Guernica in June 2010.
George Amabile has published in Canada, the USA, Europe, South America, Australia and New Zealand in over a hundred anthologies, magazines, journals and periodicals including Saturday Night, The New Yorker, Harper's, Poetry, American Poetry Review, Poetry Australia, Sur (Buenos Aires), Canadian Literature, and Margin (England). A resident of Winnipeg, he has published eight books. The Presence of Fire (McClelland & Stewart, 1982) won the CAA National Prize; his long poem, Durée, placed third in the CBC Literary Competition (1991). His most recent publication is Tasting the Dark: New and Selected Poems (The Muses' Company, 2001). A long poem, Dancing, with Mirrors, will be published by Porcupine's Quill in 2011.
Mary di Michele
Poet and novelist, Mary di Michele is the author of ten books including a selected poems, Stranger in You, Oxford University Press 1995, and the novel, Tenor of Love, Viking 2005. She lives in Montreal where she teaches at Concordia University in the creative writing program. These poems are from her current manuscript, Flower of Youth, the Pasolini Poems.
Shane Neilson lives in Guelph, Ontario and published Meniscus with Biblioasis in 2009.
Mary Cresswell lives on the Tasman Sea coast north of Wellington, New Zealand. She is from Los Angeles and has worked as a science editor. Steele Roberts (Wellington) are publishing her third book, Trace Fossils, early in 2011. She has published in Other Voices (Edmonton), Blackbird, and Ambit, as well as other print and online journals in NZ, Canada, Australia, the UK and the US.
Catherine Owen is a Vancouver poet who has published seven collections of poetry; the latest, Frenzy (Anvil Press, 2009) won the Alberta Literary Award. Her newest book, Seeing Lessons, is out from Wolsak and Wynn this Fall.
Born under prairie skies, Emily Davidson grew up in Edmonton Alberta. Emily moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2005 to get a taste of the ocean air but stayed for the lakes. Emily is an activist, conceptual artist, graphic designer, and letterpress printer. You can find more of her work online at www.makeworkdesign.ca.