Jami Macarty is a poet, editor, arts administrator and community advocate entirely devoted to the production and promotion of literary arts. She teaches creative writing and contemporary poetry at Simon Fraser University, serves as a poetry ambassador for Vancouver's Poet Laureate, edits the online poetry journal The Maynard and writes Peerings & Hearings—Occasional Musings on Arts in the City of Glass, a blog series for Anomaly (FKA Drunken Boat). She received her MFA from the University of Arizona and was the executive director of the Tucson Poetry Festival (1996–2005) before joining SFU. She is the recipient of grants from the Banff Center and B.C. Arts Council—among others—a finalist for the 2017 Robert Kroetsch Award, a Pushcart Prize nominee 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: www.jamimacarty.com