Lissa McFarland (some relation to co-founding editor Allie McFarland) is usually a visual artist (she did the wonderful logo art and print covers!). She is also the art director for The ALP! According to her Instagram profile (@lil.trashlord), she's a big gay from YYC, a sandwich connoisseur, sunshine incarnate, and a ramen enthusiast.
David Martin works as a literacy instructor in Calgary. His poetry has been awarded the CBC Poetry Prize and has appeared in journals such as The Malahat Review, The Fiddlehead, Grain, Event, CV2, and Alberta Views. His first collection of poems is Tar Swan (NeWest Press, 2018). @tarswanpoems www.davidjohnmartin.ca
Adrienne Adams is a poet, artist and curator dedicated to inter-sectional space. She curates Woolf’s Voices (aka Virginia); joking it's excuse to howl in public. Published in FreeFall, Wax, antilang., Car poems in Politics/letters and forthcoming in Polyglot and several other publications. @adamsel.adams
Kat Heger is in her second year at the University of Calgary studying Creative Writing and Biochemistry. Her writing reflects a merging of the two incongruous worlds with a flare for ethical debate. "Bitter Marzipan" is Kat's first publication and the antilang. launch will be her first public reading, so come out and celebrate!
Shannon McConnell is a writer, teacher and musician originally from Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2017, she completed her MFA in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan. Her work has appeared in various literary magazines across Canada. When it's this cold outside, who doesn't love complaining about the weather? Come by McNally Robinson Bookseller's TODAY at… Continue reading Reader Spotlight: Shannon McConnell
BB has been an academic for more than 20 years. Currently, she is an MFA student at the University of Saskatchewan. She grew up in South America and has lived in the US, the UK, Belgium, and Canada. If you've ever wondered how to pronounce "xoloitzcuintli," come by McNally Robinson Bookseller's tomorrow at 7pm to… Continue reading Reader Spotlight: BB
K.S.A. Brazier-Tompkins hails from north-western Ontario, but spent much of her youth in New Brunswick. She received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Saskatchewan. Her published work includes articles, novels, short stories, and poetry. Brevity is not her strength, but she approaches it most closely through poetry. She's the first of our readers… Continue reading Reader Spotlight – K.S.A Brazier-Tompkins
Toni Hiatt writes mostly stories, songs, and pen-pal letters. She has a poem in antilang. and hopes to write more poems “one day” (which will be in September when the MFAs are forced into poetry). She has studied anthropology, classical voice, jazz music, and herbalism, and draws inspiration from forests, folklore, and Jungian psychology among… Continue reading Get-to-Know-the-Readers: Toni
Some definitions you need to know before you read Geoff Pevlin's work in antilang.: broad: (adj.) of speech, markedly dialectical cuffer: (noun) a tale or yarn; a friendy chat; an exchange of reminiscences cramp-hand: (adj.) of a person, difficult to understand, amazing, because of clever or humorous speech Geoff Pevlin hails from the mauzy shores… Continue reading Get-to-Know-the-Readers: Geoff