Our 2020 Line-Up
We’re excited to announce our 2020 chapbook line-up. This year, we’ll be publishing work by Qurat Dar, Skye Corey, Kathy Mak, Dessa Bayrock and Katie Stobbart.
Skye Corey is an Inuk who was raised her whole life in a town of approximately 1,700 people in Nunavut. Writing became an interest of hers at a young age, and she still pursues this in many forms. Skye’s writing is heavily influenced by her lived experiences in the North, her passion for her culture, and advocacy for Indigenous peoples. She currently resides in Ottawa.
Dessa Bayrock lives in Ottawa with two cats and a variety of succulents, which are all surprisingly healthy. She used to unfold paper for a living at Library and Archives Canada, and is currently a PhD student in English, studying literary awards and the production of cultural value. Her poems have appeared in IDK Magazine, Cotton Xenomorph, The Maynard, and Spy Kids Review, among others. She is the editor of post ghost press. You can find her, or at least more about her, at dessabayrock.com, or on Twitter at @yodessa. Katie Stobbart lives in the Fraser Valley with one cat and a thousand books. She is the founder and executive director of Red Press Society, a local arts organization, and her poems have appeared in Louden Singletree and Raspberry magazine. By day she organizes many things as an executive assistant; by night she organizes quests as the spirited DM for a bumbling party of heroes in a long-running D&D campaign. Katie blogs at nerdyunderbelly.wordpress.com and tweets as @kstobbart. You can find her writing, painting, or tending to her apartment jungle.
Kathy Mak is an emerging writer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared/are forthcoming in The /tƐmz/Review, Marías at Sampaguitas, Kissing Dynamite, This Magazine, What You Need To Know About Me Anthology, and TOK Magazine. Her creative nonfiction has been nominated for Best of the Net. Visit her website: http://kathymak.weebly.com/
Qurat Dar (she/they) is a spoken word poet and engineering student. She was recently a finalist in the 2018 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (CFSW), a semifinalist at the 2019 CFSW, and a finalist at the 2019 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam, placing 4th, 5th, and 6th in the country, respectively. They were also a Best of the Net finalist in 2018 and a recipient of the Ron Lenyk Inspiring Youth Arts Award in 2019.