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A.F. Moritz
A.F. Moritz
A.F. Moritz has published his twentieth collection of poems, As Far As You Know (Anansi, 2020). 
Adèle Barclay
Adèle Barclay
Vancouver poet Adèle Barclay's second collection is Renaissance Normcore from Nightwood. 
Albert Dumont
Albert Dumont
Spiritual Advisor of Algonquin, of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, Albert Dumont has 6 collections of poetry. 
Andrée Christensen
Andrée Christensen
Andrée Christensen has published over twenty-five works in poetry, novel and literary translation. 
Andre Fenton
Andre Fenton
Andre Fenton represented Halifax at 7 national poetry slams across Canada. 
Angye Gaona
Angye Gaona
Colombian poet Angye Goana was imprisoned for her work defending Indigenous people. Her poems find satori in catastrophe. 
Anne-Marie Desmeules
Anne-Marie Desmeules
Desmeules’ collections have garnered many awards, including the GG’s Award and the Prix de poésie de Radio-Canada. 
Annick MacAskill
Annick MacAskill
Annick MacAskill's Murmurations is a collection of love poems that explores how intimacy tests the capacity of language. 
Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir
Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir
Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir is an Icelandic poet and an artist.  

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Bahar Orang
Bahar Orang
Where Things Touch (Book*hug) is the first book of Bahar Orang. 
Ben Ladouceur 
Ben Ladouceur 
A local and much lauded poet, Ben Ladouceur's most recent is Mad Long Emotion (Coach House). 
Brandon Wint
Brandon Wint
Brandon Wint's first print collection is Divine Animal (Write Bloody North, 2020). 

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Catherine Lalonde
Catherine Lalonde
Originally trained in contemporary dance, Catherine Lalonde is a poet and journalist. 
Chuqiao Yang
Chuqiao Yang
Born in Beijing and raised in Saskatchewan, Chuqiao Yang’s poetry has received many awards. 
Conyer Clayton
Conyer Clayton
Conyer Clayton’s long-awaited debut collection is We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite

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David O'Meara
David O'Meara
Ottawa poet David O’Meara is the author of four collections of poetry so far. 
Dimorphic
Dimorphic
Dimorphic discovered spoken word in 2008, and has represented Lanark County at 7 national festivals. 
Dominique Bernier-Cormier
Dominique Bernier-Cormier
Dominique Bernier-Cormier's Correspondent was longlisted for the Raymond Souster Award. 

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Eric Charlebois
Eric Charlebois
Poet, motivational speaker, Éric Charlebois specializes in English-language aboriginal poetry translation. 
Eve Bilodeau
Eve Bilodeau
S’accorder (BouquinBec) by Eve Bilodeau is like playing with the filaments of hope that surround us. 

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Gabrielle Marceau
Gabrielle Marceau
Gabrielle Marceau is currently completing a book of poems entitled A Tree in Miami

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Helen Robertson
Helen Robertson
Helen Robertson was longlisted for the 2019 Vallum Award for Poetry. 

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Irfan Ali
Irfan Ali
Irfan Ali’s debut collection, Accretion is their humility. Faith and cynicism, love and betrayal. 

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J.R. Carpenter
J.R. Carpenter
Itinerant poet JR Carpenter lives in Edmonton, where she is the writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta. 
Janick Belleau
Janick Belleau
The poems of cultural journalist and communicator Janick Belleau have been published for over 30 years.  
Jayde
Jayde
For Ottawa poet Jayde, spoken word is an opportunity to reclaim self. 
Jennifer Pederson
Jennifer Pederson
Jennifer Pederson's poems have been called powerful and sensual. 
Johannes Göransson
Johannes Göransson
Johannes Göransson makes “a language out of the bleed-through” as you’ll see in Poetry Against All (Tarpaulin Sky). 
Julie Morrissy
Julie Morrissy
Irish poet and lawyer Julie Morrissy released Where, the Mile End with Book*hug in 2020. 
Justin Million
Justin Million
Justin Million’s first book EJECTA!: The Uncollected KEYBOARDS! Poems is forthcoming with Apt. 9 Press. 

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Kaie Kellough
Kaie Kellough
Kaie Kellough experiments in sound and poetry and has authored two sound-poetry recordings. 
Kamal Hakim
Kamal Hakim
Kamal Hakim is a Somali-Canadian spoken word, hip hop artist, and entrepreneur from the city of Ottawa.  
Karen Solie
Karen Solie
Karen Solie's most recent collection, The Caiplie Caves (Anansi), was short-listed for the TS Elliot Prize. 
Karuna Vellino
Karuna Vellino
Karuna Vellino's chapbook A Year In Violets is a collection of poems that give voice to Karuna’s experience with love and identity. 
Ken Babstock
Ken Babstock
Poet, editor and teacher, Ken Babstock’s latest is Swivelmount from Coach House books.  
Ken Victor
Ken Victor
Ken Victor's We Were Like Everyone Else (Cormorant Books) traverses humanity's challenges. 

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Larissa Tarasoff
Larissa Tarasoff
Part of the 2015 Saskatoon Slam Team, Larissa Tarasoff won first place at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word.  
Laura Kasischke
Laura Kasischke
Laura Kasischke poems work in haunting fragments and visceral snippets in New and Selected (Copper Canyon). 
Lindsay B-e
Lindsay B-e
Lindsay B-e's The Cyborg Anthology melds sci-fi and poetry, human and machine. 

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Margo LaPierre 
Margo LaPierre 
Margo LaPierre’s Washing Off the Raccoon Eyes finds passion in chaotic liminal spaces. 
Marshall Hryciuk
Marshall Hryciuk
One of Canada's leading haikuists Marshall Hryciuk makes a return visit to VERSeFest. 
Maude Pilon
Maude Pilon
Maude Pilon's projects involve generous doses of collaboration and performance.  
Maya Cousineau-Mollen
Maya Cousineau-Mollen
In her first collection, Maya Cousineau Mollen explores paths of anger, be it territorial, identity-based or femininity. 
Michel Therien
Michel Therien
Le poème involontaire is Michel Therien's eleventh collection. 
Mike Montreiul
Mike Montreiul
Montreuil is a prevailing voice in tanka, haiku, senryu, tanka and haibun in English and French Canada.  
Monika Rinck
Monika Rinck
Berliner Monika Rinck writes poems of pointed social critique. They will make you be more beautiful. 

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Namitha Rathinappillai
Namitha Rathinappillai
Namitha Rathinappillai published her first chapbook Dirty Laundry with Battleaxe Press in 2019. 
natalie hanna
natalie hanna
Natalie Hanna's work has appeared with above/ground press, In/Words Press, phafours press, and Hussy Press.  
Nelson Charest
Nelson Charest
Nelson Charest teaches modern poetry at the University of Ottawa. 
Nicole Raziya Fong
Nicole Raziya Fong
PEЯFACT is Nicole Raziya Fong’s moving, philosophical debut in poetry. 

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Oana Avasilichioaei 
Oana Avasilichioaei 
Performer, translator and poet Oana Avasilichioaei writes of surveillance and resistance in Eight Track (Talon). 

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Pearl Pirie
Pearl Pirie
Pearl Pirie's fourth collection is footlights from Radiant Press. 
Philip Metres
Philip Metres
Philip Metres' latest collection is Shrapnel Maps (Copper Canyon 2020). 

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rob mclennan
rob mclennan
rob mclennan's most recent are A halt, which is empty (Mansfield Press, 2019) and Life sentence, (Spuyten Duyvil, 2019),  

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Sara Dignard
Sara Dignard
Sara Dignard’s debut collection, Le cours normal des choses, won the Prix Jovette-Bernier for poetry. 
Shawn K
Shawn K
Shawn K went to the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word with a poem called Gratitude.  
Shazia Hafiz Ramji
Shazia Hafiz Ramji
Shazia Hafiz Ramji swept up the prizes with her Port of Being (Invisible). 
Shery Alexander Heinis
Shery Alexander Heinis
Rising iterary star Shery Alexander Heinis is the author of Splinter
Simon Brown
Simon Brown
Simon Brown's This Mud, A Word, was recently released by Frog Hollow Press. 
stephanie roberts
stephanie roberts
stephanie roberts dreams of a compassion-based society and wrote rushes from the river disappointment  
Stephen Sexton
Stephen Sexton
Belfast poet Stephen Sexton’s If All the World and Love Were Young won the Forward Prize. 
Susan Atkinson
Susan Atkinson
Susan Atkinson's debut poetry collection is The Marta Poems (Silver Bow Press, 2020) 
Switch Bridges
Switch Bridges
Switch Bridges was a member of the CFSW Championship Youth team in 2011. 

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Véronique Sylvain
Véronique Sylvain
Véronique Sylvain specialises in literature of the North French Canadians. 
Vivian Vavassis
Vivian Vavassis
Vivian Vavassis's poetry surges with alert energy.