AVAILABLE: G U E S T #25
by Laurie Anne Fuhr
POEMS TOWARDS ABUNDANCE
as part of above/ground press’ thirtieth anniversary
here for Laurie Anne Fuhr’s introduction and biography
new issue features new work by:
s.j. Shalgaire (she/her) writes from Calgary, Treaty 7
territory. Poems published in chapbooks inward (bluemoonbooks, June
2015), and Erotic Mania (100 Tetes Press, Nov 2014). Sage Hill Writing
alumna (2020). Active member of Canty Collective of Writerly Women &
Alexandra Writers Centre Society. She navigates life with whimsy,
post-concussion disabling impairments. Currently wound up in Tornadoes.
Linda Hatfield is a retired teacher for whom writing has always been a passion. She
has been writing poetry since she was a teen and has begun penning a memoir.
Her poems have been published in the Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association
magazine, the YYC POP online exhibit, and the Wine Country Writers’ Festival
Anthology in 2021. She is a member of the Espresso Poetry Collective, who
self-published an anthology called Uncommon Grounds in the midst of the
bob rj canuel has been writing poetry for a lifetime gaining inspiration from all
sources. The past 3-4 years, he has been dormant due to illness and is now
beginning to recover and is happy to still be here to share. Noted for his word
play, he is pleased to introduce what he calls Rifflets (forthcoming
from Prairie Soul Press), small poems inspired by music and artists. Bob moved
to Calgary about 5 years ago and has enjoyed the active writing communities
that thrive here.
Moni Brar was born in India and lives on the unceded territories of Treaty 7 and
Metis Nation Region 3 (Calgary) and Syilx Okanagan Nation (Oliver). She has
multiple nominations for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize, was the winner
of the 2022 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award, and a
finalist for the Montreal International Poetry Prize. She has
received writing awards and honours from PRISM, Room, Arc,
Blood Orange Review, and Subnivean. Her
work appears in Best Canadian Poetry, The Literary
Review of Canada, Passages North, and Hobart.
Lillian Nećakov is the author of The Lake Contains an Emergency Room
(Apt. 9 Press; shortlisted for the bpNichol Chapbook Award) and the full-length
collections il virus (Anvil Press; shortlisted for the Pat Lowther
Memorial Award), Hooligan (Mansfield Press), The Bone Broker
(Mansfield Press), Hat Trick (Exile Editions), Polaroids (Coach House
Books) and The Sickbed of Dogs (Wolsak and Wynn). Her new book, duck
eats yeast, quacks, explodes; man loses eye, a collaborative poem with Gary
Barwin is forthcoming in 2023 from Guernica Editions. She has also published in
many print and online journals in Canada and the U.S. Lillian lives in Toronto.
allison calvern was born in Bermuda, grew up in New Brunswick, Saskatchewan,
Québec, British Columbia, Paris, and the Black Forest of Germany. She lives in
Ottawa, where she is still growing up. She writes letters, poems, memoir, and
unpublishable short stories. Though she has a vague affection for paragraphs,
she feels the best writing hinges on beautiful sentences.
Kerrie Penney is a writer based in Calgary, Canada. Her work has appeared in The
New Quarterly, Funny Pearls UK, the YYC Poet Laureate Project
and Short Edition.
Kimberlee Jones is a writer and PR pro living in Calgary, Alberta, happily
serving her grumpy grey cat yet another flavour of food. Her work appears in Uncommon
Grounds: Anthology of the Espresso Poetry Collective (2021) and the
Alexandra Writers Centre Society 40th Anniversary Anthology WONDERSHIFT
(AWCS Press 2021). She is also author of the chapbook The Night Sky
Allan B Rosales is a second generation Filipinx-Canadian multidisciplinary
artist. Born and raised in Mohkinstsis/Calgary, Allan’s artist practice
includes drawing, photography, illustration, murals, Art Therapy and poetry.
Sharon Christie wrote her first poem at 16 and was hooked. She is coming to
the end of her first career in mental health and writing about health; joyfully
able to spend more time with her first love. She has eclectic interests and
believes that all knowledge has value.
Telmo dos Santos lives in Calgary with his partner and daughter. He is very
slowly learning guitar.
June Read’s pastimes include writing poetry (haiku), travel, creating Ikebana
and volunteering for the THIRD ACTion film festival. She has enjoyed an
eclectic career path within transportation, engineering, publishing,
recruitment services & educational foundations.
Laurie Anne Fuhr @multimodal_poet, Calgary-based base brat, is author of night
flying (Frontenac House 2018), shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award
for Innovative Poetry. Her poems also appear in Uncommon Grounds
(epcpress 2021) available at www.espressopoetrycollective.ca. In 2022, a poem
was shortlisted for the Magpie Award for Poetry. Book her for school visits
with Poetry In Voice and take her poetry classes at www.alexandrawriters.org.