Wednesday, July 31, 2019

issue five: guest-edited by D.W. Adams

NOW AVAILABLE: G U E S T #5
edited by D.W. Adams

see here for D.W. Adam’s introduction and biography

the fifth issue features new work by:


Erin Bedford
Carlie Blume
Simon Brown
Conyer Clayton
Ariel Dawn
Amy Leblanc
John Luna
Ian Martin
Geoffrey Nilson
Rebecca Rustin
Lydia Unsworth


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Author biographies:

Erin Bedford’s work is published in William Patterson University's Map Literary, Flash Fiction Magazine, The Temz Review, and Train: a poetry journal. She writes novels and poems. Find out more on Twitter @ErinLBedford and IG @erin__bedford 

Carlie Blume is a Vancouver born writer of poetry and fiction. She is a 2017 graduate of The Writer’s Studio as well as a recent graduate from the Vancouver Manuscript Intensive and Chelene Knight’s Advanced Poetry Workshop. Her work has appeared in The Maynard, Train: a poetry journal, Loose Lips Magazine, Pulp MAG, and BAD DOG Review. She is currently working on a debut collection of poetry as well as a novel.

Simon Brown (1979) is a self-taught poet, translator and artist from the traditional territory of the Peskotomuhkati Nation (southwestern New Brunswick) currently based in Québec’s Montérégie-Est region (Ndakinna). His French and English texts have been presented in interdisciplinary artworks and collaborative performances, and via platforms such as Lemon Hound, Train, Estuaire, Vallum, Poetry Is Dead, Watts, and filling Station. As a translator, he has adapted texts by Erin Robinsong, Maude Pilon, Angela Carr, Danielle LaFrance and Alice Burdick, among others. His collections and artist’s books have been published in Québec, Canada and France by Vanloo, Moult, Le laps, squint press, and Paper Pusher. This Mud, A Word, is forthcoming later this year in Frog Hollow Press’s New Brunswick chapbook series.

simonbrown.ca
twitter.com/simonbeige

Conyer Clayton is an Ottawa based artist who aims to live with compassion, gratitude, and awe. Her most recent chapbooks are: Trust Only the Beasts in the Water (above/ground press, 2019), Undergrowth (bird, buried press), Mitosis (In/Words Magazine and Press), and For the Birds. For the Humans. (battleaxe press). She released a collaborative album with Nathanael Larochette, If the river stood still, in August 2018. Her work appears in ARC, Prairie Fire, The Fiddlehead, The Maynard, Puddles of Sky Press, TRAIN, post ghost press, and others. She won Arc's 2017 Diana Brebner Prize, 3rd place in Prairie Fire's 2017 Poetry Contest, honourable mention in The Fiddlehead's 2018 poetry prize, and was long-listed for Vallum's 2018 Poem of the Year. She is a member of the sound poetry ensemble Quatuor Gualuor, and writes reviews for Canthius. Her debut full length collection of poetry is forthcoming in Spring 2020. Check out conyerclayton.com for updates on her endeavours.

Ariel Dawn lives in Victoria, British Columbia with her son and daughter. She spends her time writing, reading, studying Tarot, and working on her first collection of prose poems. Recent work appears in Guest, Train, and Litro.

Amy LeBlanc is a writer and editor from Calgary, Alberta. She is currently non-fiction editor at filling Station magazine and is the author of two chapbooks, most recently Ladybird, Ladybird published with Anstruther Press (August 2018). Amy’s debut poetry collection, I know something you don’t know, is forthcoming with Gordon Hill Press (Spring 2020). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Room, PRISM International, and the Literary Review of Canada among others and she was recently long-listed for Room Magazine’s 2018 Short Forms Contest. She will begin her MA in English Literature and creative writing at the University of Calgary in fall 2019.

John Luna is a Canadian/Mexican-American artist, whose practice as a visual artist and writer includes painting, sculpture and installation, critical writing and poetry, and teaching in the areas of studio art, art history and theory. Publication of his written work in art criticism and poetry has appeared in Ditch, Canadian Art, Border Crossings, Canyon, Cordite, Train and Matrix, among others. Luna’s first collection of poems, Listing, was released through Decoupage Publishing in 2015. His second book-length manuscript was shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry in 2017. He the recipient of a 2017 BC Arts Council Project Assistance Grant for an ongoing project involving text and visual art.

Ian Martin is a retired movie extra decomposing in Ottawa. Ian's work has appeared recently in Train, Half a Grapefruit, where is the river, Bad Nudes, Plenitude Magazine, and Pretty Owl Poetry. Ian has published 4 chapbooks, most recently PLACES TO HIDE (Coven Editions, 2018) and YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO KEEP THIS UP FOREVER (AngelHousePress, 2018). When not writing, Ian develops small games and complains online. [http://ian-martin.net]

Geoffrey Nilson is a writer, editor, visual artist, and the founder of poetry micropress, pagefiftyone. A regular contributor to Coast Mountain Culture, he is the author of four poetry chapbooks: In my ear continuously like a stream (above/ground, 2017), O (Swimmer's Group, 2017), We Have to Watch (Quilliad, 2016), and Alchemy Machine (2015).

Rebecca Rustin has written for Train, Dusie, talking about strawberries all of the time, PRISM International, Pioneertown, and the Maple Tree Literary Supplement. The PRISM poem won the 2017 Earl Birney Prize. She currently writes marketing copy for Lionbridge, occasionally works as a French to English translator, and might return to Concordia’s HUMA program later this year.

Lydia Unsworth is the author of two collections of poetry: Certain Manoeuvres (Knives Forks & Spoons, 2018) and Nostalgia for Bodies (Erbacce, 2018), for which she won the 2018 Erbacce Poetry Prize. Her work can be found in Ambit, Pank, Litro, Tears in the Fence, Banshee, Ink Sweat and Tears, and Sentence: Journal of Prose Poetics, among other places. Based in Manchester/Amsterdam. Twitter @lydiowanie


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