“A sea monster tells his story”
by David Clink, The Literary Review of Canada, July/August
David Clink is a poet, poker player and punster. His poem, “Falling” was nominated for two awards: the Rhysling Award and the Aurora Award. His poem, “Copyright Notice 2525” placed second in the 2007 Asimov’s Reader’s Poll. David’s poetry has appeared in Analog four times, and twice each in On Spec and Asimov’s. He has three collections of poetry: Eating Fruit Out of Season (2008); Monster (2010); and, Crouching Yak, Hidden Emu, (2012).
“The Ghosts of Birds”
by Helen Marshall, Phantom Drift 2: Valuable Estrangements, Wordcraft of Oregon
Helen Marshall is an author, editor, and self-proclaimed bibliophile. Her poetry has been published in The Chiaroscuro, Paper Crow, Abyss & Apex and the long-running Tesseracts anthology series. In 2011, she released a poetry chapbook entitled Skeleton Leaves from Kelp Queen Press that was jury-selected for the Preliminary Ballot of the Bram Stoker Award and nominated for a Rhysling Award. Her collection of short stories Hair Side, Flesh Side will be released in November, 2012.
by Leah Bobet, Strange Horizons, June 11, 2012
Leah Bobet lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she works as a copyeditor, civic engagement activist, and bookseller at Bakka-Phoenix Books, Canada’s oldest science fiction bookstore. She is the publisher and editor of Ideomancer Speculative Fiction, a contributor to web series Shadow Unit, indie music fan, and urban gleaner. Above is her first novel. She is currently working on a literary dustbowl fantasy novel, tentatively titled On Roadstead Farm.
by Sandra Kasturi, Come Late to the Love of Birds, Tightrope Books
The Co-Publisher at ChiZine Publications, Sandra Kasturi is a poet, writer, and editor, as well as co-creator of a kids animated TV series. In 2005, she won ARC magazines annual Poem of the Year award. She is the poetry editor of ChiZine: Treatments of Light and Shade in Words and the Co-Publisher of ChiZine Publications. Sandra has written three poetry chapbooks and has edited the poetry anthology, The Stars As Seen from this Particular Angle of Night. Her work has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including Prairie Fire, Contemporary Verse 2, TransVersions, On Spec, Taddle Creek, several of the Tesseracts series, 2001: A Science Fiction Poetry Anthology, and Northern Frights 4. Her cultural essay, Divine Secrets of the Yaga Sisterhood appeared in the anthology Girls Who Bite Back: Witches, Slayers, Mutants and Freaks. Sandra is a founding member of the Algonquin Square Table poetry workshop and sporadically runs her other imprint, Kelp Queen Press. She managed to snag an introduction from Neil Gaiman for her first full-length poetry collection, The Animal Bridegroom (Tightrope Books). She is represented by the Anne McDermid Agency, and is currently working on her first novel, a mythological noir. She enjoys single-malt scotch, red lipstick, and Viggo Mortensen.
“Zombie Descartes Writes a Personal Ad”
by Carolyn Clink, Tesseracts Sixteen, EDGE
Carolyn has always lived in Canada, always written poetry, and always been afraid of bees. She won the Aurora Award in 2011 for her poem “The ABCs of the End of the World.”