Len Gasparini is the author of numerous books and chapbooks of poetry, five short-story collections, including The Snows of Yesteryear (Guernica, 2011), two children’s books, a work of non-fiction, and a one-act play. In 1990, he was awarded the F.G. Bressani Literary Prize for poetry. In 2010, he won the NOW Open Poetry Stage event. His book of poetry and lyrical prose, Mirror Image, is forthcoming with Guernica Editions.
Lisa Pike was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Re: Generations: Canadian Women Poets in Conversation (Black Moss), ditch, the poetry that matters, CV2, The Writer’s Block, The New Quarterly, and Whisky Sour City. She is the author of a poetry chapbook, Policeman’s Alley (Cranberry Tree Press, 2012). Her first novel, My Grandmother’s Pill, is forthcoming with Guernica Editions.
Michael Mirolla is an accomplished novelist, short story writer, poet and playwright. Michael Mirolla’s publications include: a punk-inspired novella, The Ballad of Martin B.; two novels: Berlin (a Bressani Prize winner) and The Facility, three short story collections, and three collections of poetry, including Light and Time (Guernica 2010). A new collection of short stories, Lessons In Relationship Dyads, is scheduled for publication in 2016 with Red Hen Press in the U.S. Mirolla is also Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Guernica Editions.
As a member of The League of Canadian Poets and Literary Arts Windsor, Karen Ouelette has read her poems at the Wayzgoose readings, on CBC Radio, and at various schools and other venues throughout Ontario and Michigan. Some of her poetry is published in Kaleidoscope, Windsor Review, Quills Magazine, The Saving Bannister (HM) 2008, 2010, The CV2 2 – Day Poetry Contest (H.M.) 2010, and by Black Moss Press, Leaf Press and Cranberry Tree Press.
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