Jami Macarty is the author of two chapbooks of poetry: Landscape of The Wait (Finishing Line Press, June 2017) and Mind of Spring, winner of the 2017 Vallum Chapbook Award (forthcoming, fall 2017). She teaches creative writing and contemporary poetry at Simon Fraser University, serves as a poetry ambassador for Vancouver's Poet Laureate, is a Fresh Local Poet with Vancouver Park Board, edits the online poetry journal, The Maynard, and writes the blog Peerings & Hearings — Occasional Musings on Arts in the City of Glass for Anomalous Press. She received her MFA from the University of Arizona and was the executive director of Tucson Poetry Festival, 1996-2005, before joining SFU. A recipient of grants from Banff Center and BC Arts Council, among others, she is also a Pushcart Prize nominee, a finalist for the 2017 Robert Kroetsch Award, and the winner of the 2016 Real Good Poem Prize. Her poems appear in American and Canadian journals, including Arc Poetry Magazine, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Fiddlehead, Prism international, Vallum: Contemporary Poetry, Verse Daily, and Volt.
For more information, visit: jamimacarty.com