The Impressment Gang

Volume III Issue I  •  Fall 2016

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Contributors' Notes


Ryan Allen lives in Montreal with his wife, Taylor.

Andrew Rai Berzins’ writing includes a story collection, Cerberus, and the screenplay for the feature, Beowulf & Grendel.

Brandon Brookbank takes photographs, makes art and listens to Rihanna. He currently lives and works in Montreal.

Cathy Bryant worked as a life model, civil servant and childminder before becoming a professional writer. She has won 22 literary awards, including the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Prize and the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest, and her work has appeared in over 200 publications.

Rob Cook lives in New York City’s East Village. He is the author of a few books and his work has appeared or will appear in Sugar House Review, Versal, Bomb, Rhino, Hotel Amerika, Birmingham Poetry Review, Caliban, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Toad Suck Review, Dalhousie Review, Verse, Quiddity, Redactions, Phantom Drift, The Antioch Review, etc.

Leah Jane Esau’s work has appeared in PANK, Bodega Magazine, The New Quarterly, Grain, and is upcoming in The Dalhousie Review.

David Fleming is a Montreal-based writer in the English and Creative Writing MA at Concordia University. His work has appeared previously in the Impressment Gang, and in Everything Is So Political and Word and Colour.

Allison Graves is wearing Adidas and getting her MA in Creative Writing. She exists in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Reggie Mills lives in Toronto where he is addicted to vaporwave. Elsewhere, his fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Buffalo Almanack, The Nashwaak Review, and The Postscript Journal.

Áine O’Hare is originally from Prince Edward Island and holds degrees from the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario. Her writing has appeared in various publications in Canada and the United States.

Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The Nation, Poetry, Osiris, The New Yorker and elsewhere. His most recent collection is Almost Rain, published by River Otter Press (2013). For more information, including free e-books, his essay titled “Magic, Illusion and Other Realities” please visit his website at

Anastasia Stelse is pursuing her PhD in creative writing at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Fairy Tale Review, (parenthetical), and Meniscus, among others.

Kou Sugita is a Japanese-born poet. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in AWWW’s The Margins, Juked, Sundog Lit, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, and elsewhere. He studies and teaches at University of Arizona.

Liz Walker’s poetry and prose have appeared in various print and online publications and have been honoured in several contests. She lives in Victoria, BC.



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