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Doyali Islam DOYALI ISLAM’s second poetry book is heft (McClelland & Stewart, 2019). Her poems have been published in Kenyon Review Online, The Fiddlehead, and The Best Canadian Poetry in English, and they have won several national contests and prizes. Doyali serves as the poetry editor of Arc Poetry Magazine. In 2017, she was a guest on CBC Radio’s The Sunday Edition and was a poetry finalist for the National Magazine Awards. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Eric Schmaltz is the writer of Surfaces (Invisible 2018), a book of visual poetry and text-art that intervenes into the history of machine-based poetics to examine affect and subjectivity in the twenty-first century context of digital writing. Eric recently edited Knife Fork Book’s inaugural issue of Not Your Best. His work has appeared in periodicals such as The Berkeley Poetry Review, Jacket2, The Capilano Review, and Lemon Hound among other places. His work has also been exhibited in galleries in Buffalo, Toronto, Vancouver, Kitchener, and St. Catharines.
Matthew Tierney Matthew Tierney is the author of four books of poetry; the most recent is Midday at the Super-Kamiokande, a Fall 2018 release from Coach House Books. His previous book, Probably Inevitable, won the 2013 Trillium Book Award for Poetry in English. He is also a recipient of the K. M. Hunter Award and the P.K. Page Founders’ Award. He lives in the east end of Toronto with his wife and son.