The Impressment Gang

Volume I Issue 0  •  Spring 2014

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Contributor's Notes


Ryan Allen is from Halifax, Nova Scotia. He grew up in Cape Breton. By the time this issue goes to print he will be living with a cat named Magda.

Charlotte Bondy is from Toronto. She is currently studying Creative Writing in Dublin. 

Katie Connell graduated from Dalhousie with a degree in English and Creative Writing. She currently lives in Dublin, Ireland. In the fall she will be attending OCAD University to complete her M.A. in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories.

Jaime Forsythe is the author of Sympathy Loophole (Mansfield Press, 2012). Her work has also appeared in Lemon Hound, The Puritan, This Magazine, The New Quarterly, and Geist. She lives in Halifax.

David Huebert, of Halifax, is a PhD student at Western University. His work has appeared in journals such as Event, Grain, Matrix, Vallum, and The Antigonish Review.

Heather Jessup is an instructor of English Literature at Langara College in Vancouver. Her first novel, The Lightning Field, was shortlisted for the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, the Thomas Raddall Fiction Award, and was nominated for the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She loves the ocean and her blue bike.

Carole Glasser Langille is a poet and short story writer. She teaches Creative Writing at Dalhousie University.

Geordie Miller is the author of Re:union, a collection of poetry published by Invisible (April 2014). He also goes by @gingerspaceman when he’s feeling especially entrepreneurial. 

Andrew Patterson is a writer/reader/listener living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He spent the past winter discovering the glory of the Black Mountain poets and now fancies himself a mountain man. He’s got the wardrobe down and, this summer, he’ll be working on a more believable mountain face during a residency in the Catskills.

Josh Salter writes poetry that occasionally rhymes. If he had a son, he would name him Walter.

Maya Stewart Pathak mostly lives in Halifax and likes words, birds, and pictures. She is in the contemporary studies programme at University of King’s College. Her collage work has appeared with Paisley Chapbook Press.

Roy Tontarelli was born in 1968 in Toronto, Ontario to an Italian father and native Mi’kmaq mother. Because of his dual heritiage he refers to himself as “Whapaho”. After his father’s death in 1988, he and his mother left Toronto in 1993, to return to her Mi’kmaq reservation, Wagmatcook, in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He is presently incarcerated at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Sheryda Warrener lives in Vancouver, where she teaches at the University of British Columbia. Her poems have appeared in Arc, the Malahat Review, Event, and Believer among other journals, and in the anthology Best Canadian Poetry 2013. Her first collection of poetry is Hard Feelings (Snare/Invisible).