March 2018 - Carleigh Baker and Aidan Chafe

March 21, 2018

Carleigh Baker is a Cree-Metis/Icelandic writer who lives as a guest on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Her work has appeared in Best Canadian Essays, PRISM International, Matrix, and The Journey Prize Anthology. She also writes reviews for the Globe and Mail, the Literary Review of Canada, and the Malahat Review. Baker is an MFA candidate at the University of British Columbia, and the Vancouver editor at Joyland Magazine. Her debut story collection, Bad Endings (Anvil, 2017) is a finalist for the 2017 City of Vancouver Book Award, and for the Rogers Writer’s Trust Award.

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Aidan Chafe is a high school teacher who lives in Burnaby with his wife and Jack Russell Terrier. His debut collection of poetry Short Histories of Light was published with McGill-Queen's University Press in 2018. Other works include two chapbooks: Right Hand Hymns (Frog Hollow Press, 2017) and Sharpest Tooth (Anstruther Press, 2016). His poems have appeared in CV2, Cordite Poetry Review, The Capilano Review and EVENT. During the summer he is the director of Poetry in the Park, a weekly reading series, held in Queen's Park, New Westminster.

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