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Phoebe Wang PHOEBE WANG is a writer and educator based in Toronto, Canada and a first-generation Chinese-Canadian. Her work has recently appeared in BRICK Magazine, the Copenhagen-based Sindroms Magazine and in the REFUSE: Canlit in Ruins anthology. She is the author of two chapbooks and her debut collection of poetry, Admission Requirements (McClelland and Stewart, 2017) was shortlisted for the Gerald Lambert Memorial Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and nominated for the Trillium Book Award. Her work has been included in The Unpublished City, shortlisted for a Toronto Book Award, and she co-edited The Unpublished City: Volume II, The Lived City. Currently she works with the organization Poetry In Voice and as a Writing and Learning Consultant for ELL students at OCADU. More of her work can be found at www.alittleprint.com.
Manahil Bandukwala Manahil Bandukwala is a poet and artist. She is the author of two chapbooks, Paper Doll (Anstruther Press, 2019) and Pipe Rose (battleaxe press, 2018). Her literary and visual work has appeared in numerous publications, including the Puritan, Room, Existere, Coven Editions, and others. She was the 2019 winner of Room magazine's Emerging Writer Award, and was a Tree Reading Series' Hot Ottawa Voice for 2018. See her work on her website, http://manahils.com.
Chuqiao (Teresa) Yang Chuqiao (Teresa) Yang was born in Beijing, China and currently resides in Toronto. She has a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa and a Juris Doctor from the University of Windsor. Her writing has appeared in The Unpublished City, 30 under 30: an anthology of Canadian millennial poets, The Puritan, Ricepaper, Arc, Prism, Filling Station, Grain, CV2, Room, and on CBC. In 2011, she was the recipient of two Western Magazine Awards for a non-fiction piece, Beijing Notes. In 2015, she was a finalist for the Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. Her chapbook, Reunions in the Year of the Sheep, published by Baseline Press, won the 2018 bpNichol Chapbook Award. Follow her on Twitter @chuqiaoyang.