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Susan McMaster Susan McMaster’s new book Haunt investigates “the world entire, with all its mystery, heartbreak, and magic” (Carolyn Smart) in poetry that speaks to a wide range of readers with “rhythm and verve” (Jan Conn). Her publications include some 30 books, magazines, anthologies, and wordmusic recordings with First Draft, SugarBeat, and Geode Music & Poetry. She’s a past president of the League of Canadian Poets. As part of her reading at Art Bar, she and a mystery collaborator will première several new works.
Ariane Blackman I have been writing poetry for most of my life - but having a job in the corporate world meant the poetry was for myself rather than for the outside world. However, I enjoyed putting together my book of poems with the help of Luciano Iacobelli, Alan Briesmaster and Bruce Hunter and I hope to put other books together in the near future.
Jenna Lyn Albert
Jenna Lyn Albert is a poet, cat enthusiast, and proud acadienne living in Fredericton, New Brunswick. A recent graduate of the University of New Brunswick’s Creative Writing program, her poetry has appeared in many Canadian literary magazines such as The Malahat Review, The Puritan, Riddle Fence, and The Temz Review. Albert is a member of The Fiddlehead’s editorial board and a first reader for Goose Lane Editions’ Icehouse poetry imprint. Her debut collection of poetry, Bec & Call, was published with Nightwood Editions in September 2018. She is currently serving a two-year term as the City of Fredericton’s Poet Laureate (2019-2020).