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Valentino Assenza
Valentino Assenza poet & spoken word artist, past board member of Art Bar Poetry Series, founding member of The Toronto Poetry Project, co-host & co-producer of Howl radio show

Dominik Parisien
Dominik Parisien's work has appeared in The Fiddlehead, Quill & Quire, Atticus Review, and various other magazines and anthologies. He is the author of the chapbook "We, Old Young Ones” (Frog Hollow Press, 2019). He is also the co-editor, with Navah Wolfe, of The Starlit Wood: New Fairy, which won the Shirley Jackson Award, and Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction, with Elsa Sjunneson-Henry. Dominik is a disabled, bisexual, French Canada. He lives in Toronto.

Michael McNeil
"Michael McNeil is a poet and spoken word artist. He writes about mental health issues to foster understanding and acceptance to feelings and emotions that many struggle with silently. "