Paul Edward Costa is a writer, spoken word artist, teacher, and the 2019-2021 Poet Laureate for the City of Mississauga. He has published over 60 poems, stories, and articles in literary journals such as Bewildering Stories, Modern Mississauga Magazine, Alt-Minds Literary Magazine, Entropy Magazine, POST-, and the Gyroscope Review. His first full length book of poetry The Long Train of Chaos will be released soon by Kung Fu Treachery Press. He curates/hosts the YTGA Open Mic Series at Studio.89, has co-organized/hosted the Mississauga Arts Council’s Verses Out Loud Poetry Series, and has won the Mississauga Arts Council's 2019 MARTY Award for Emerging Literary Arts.