Thursday, November 26, 2020

issue fourteen : The Entanglement Issue : guest-edited by Michael Sikkema

edited by Michael Sikkema

see here for Michael Sikkema’s introduction and biography

The Entanglement Issue
featuring new work by:

Sue Bracken
Andrew Brenza
Megan Burns

Juliet Cook
Amanda Earl

Robert Martin Evans
Nathan Hauke

Jessie Janeshek
E.J. McAdams

Meredith Quartermain
Claudia Coutu Radmore

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Author biographies:

Sue Bracken lives in Toronto, in a house ruled by artists and animals. Her first collection of poetry When Centipedes Dream was published by Tightrope Books (2018). Other poems and prose have appeared in Hart House Review (forthcoming), WEIMAG, Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology, The New Quarterly, The Totally Unknown Writer’s Festival: Stories (Life Rattle Press) and elsewhere.

Andrew Brenza’s recent chapbooks include Poems in C (Viktlösheten Press), Bitter Almonds & Mown Grass (Shirt Pocket Press), and Waterlight (Simulacrum Press). He is also the author of four full-length collections of visual poetry, most recently Automatic Souls from Timglaset Editions and Alphabeticon & Other Poems from Redfoxpress.

Megan Burns is the publisher at Trembling Pillow Press, and is also a poet, performer, essayist, curator, rollerskater, trash talker, and healer.

Juliet Cook is brimming with black, grey, silver, purple, and dark red explosions. She is drawn to poetry, abstract visual art, and other forms of expression. Her poetry has appeared in a peculiar multitude of literary publications. You can find out more at

Amanda Earl (she/her) is a feminist Canadian writer, visual poet, editor and publisher. She's the managing editor of and the fallen angel of AngelHousePress. Chapters from the Vispo Bible have been published as chapbooks and leaflets by publishers in Canada, Sweden and UK.  Excerpts from the Vispo Bible were included in two exhibits: and  Her talk, “The Vispo Bible: One Woman Recreates the Bible as Visual Poetry” was presented at the Kanada Koncrete Material Poetries in the Digital Age symposium at the  University of Ottawa in 2018, and can be read here: Amanda is grateful for funding received for the Vispo Bible from the Ontario Arts Council in 2018.For more vispo, visit Additional sites and social media:

Robert Martin Evans’ poetry has appeared in Vallum, Topograph, Oratorealis, and Where is the river: a poetry experiment, as well as one of the Wall Poems of Charlotte. In 2012, a selection of poems was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize. Robert is a reader at

Nathan Hauke is the author of Indian Summer Recycling (The Magnificent Field, 2019), Every Living One (Horse Less Press, 2015), In the Marble of Your Animal Eyes (Publication Studio, 2013), and four chapbooks. His poems have been anthologized in Hick Poetics (Lost Roads Press, 2015) and The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (Ahsahta Press, 2012).

Jessie Janeshek's full-length collections are MADCAP (Stalking Horse Press, 2019), The Shaky Phase (Stalking Horse Press, 2017), and Invisible Mink (Iris Press, 2010). Her chapbooks include Spanish Donkey/Pear of Anguish (Grey Book Press, 2016), Rah-Rah Nostalgia (dancing girl press, 2016), Supernoir (Grey Book Press, 2017), Auto-Harlow (Shirt Pocket Press, 2018), Hardscape (Reality Beach, 2020) and Channel U (Grey Book Press, 2020). Read more at 

E.J. McAdams is a poet and artist, exploring language and mark-making in the urban environment using procedures and improvisation with found and natural materials. He has published five chapbooks: 4x4 from unarmed journal press, TRANSECTs from Sona Books, Out of Paradise, an e-chapbook from Delete Press, Close-range Divinities from Shirt Pocket Press, and most recently, Middle Voice from Dusie Kollectiv.

Meredith Quartermain’s fourth book of poetry, Lullabies in the Real World, just came out from NeWest Press. Her first collection, Vancouver Walking, won a BC Book Award for Poetry, and Nightmarker was a finalist for a Vancouver Book Award. Other books include Recipes from the Red Planet; I, Bartleby: short stories; and U Girl: a novel.

Montreal-born writer Claudia Coutu Radmore has lived, taught and created art in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, China and, as a CUSO volunteer, in Vanuatu. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Queen’s University. She edited, and wrote the introduction to Arctic Twilight: Leonard Budgell and the Changing North. Now residing west of Ottawa with husband Ted and rainbow lorikeet Desirée, she began editing and publishing selected poets with her catkin press in 2012. Accidentals won the bpNichol Chapbook Award in 2011. Her poem "the breast of sappiness" is included in The Best Canadian Poetry of 2019, and her latest lyric collection rabbit was published in the spring of 2020 with Aeolus House Press. Claudia has collections in Japanese forms as well as lyric, and is the President of Haiku Canada.


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