Sina Queyras is founder & Editor in Chief

Poetry & Fiction Editor: Sina Queyras

Assistant Editor:  Geneviève Robichaud

Contributing Editors: Christian Bök, Kevin Connolly, Anne Fleming, Josip Novakovich, Evie Shockley, Stephanie Bolster, Darren Wershler, Zoe Whittall, Vanessa Place, derek beaulieu, Madeline Thien, Danielle Bobker, Ken Babstock.

Assistant Poetry Editor: Nicholas Papaxanthos

Poetry Readers: Rachael Wyatt, Nicholas Papaxanthos

Fiction Readers: Alex Leslie

Reviews Editor: Geneviève Robichaud

How Poems Work Editor: Nicholas Papaxanthos

Essays & Fragments Editors: Geneviève Robichaud, Erin Wunker

Editorial Assistant: Bukem Reitmayer

Writers & Curators & Correspondents:  Heather Cromarty, Elisa Gabbert, Stephen W. Beattie, Tracie Morris, Lisa Robertson, Vanessa Place, Sue Sinclair, Daniel Zomparelli, Adam Sol, Candice Maddy, Wanda O’Connor, derek beaulieau, Helen Guri, Laura Broadbent, Melissa Bull, Alex Porco, Eric Schmaltz, Tanis MacDonald, Jacob Wren, Aimee Wall, Jonathan Ball

Past Contributors: Michael Nardone, Nikki Reimer, Helen Hajnoczky, Michael Turner, Nick Thran, Gary Barwin, Jeff Thompson

Web Design: Ian Sullivan Cant


Toronto writer and critic Steven W. Beattie is the review editor at Quill & Quire. He maintains the literary website That Shakespearean Rag.


BALLlamp4JONATHAN BALL is the author of Ex Machina (BookThug, 2009), Clockfire (Coach House Books, 2010), and The Politics of Knives (Coach House Books, 2012). Visit him online at or @jonathanballcom.


0DEREK BEAULIEU is the author or editor of 15 books, the most recent of which are Writing Surfaces: The Selected Fiction of John Riddell (co-edited with Lori Emerson) and Please, No more poetry: the poetry of derek beaulieu (edited by Kit Dobson) both of which are published by Wilfrid Laurier University press. He is the publisher of the acclaimed no press and is the visual poetry editor at UBUWeb. He has contributed to fashion magazines such as Flaunt, Hobo and The Block, literary magazines such as The Capilano Review and Poetry. Beaulieu has exhibited his work across Canada, the United States and Europe and currently teaches at the Alberta College of Art + Design. In October 2013 he is starting his PhD at Roehampton University.


ELISA GABBERT is the author of The Self Unstable (forthcoming from Black Ocean in 2013), The French Exit (Birds LLC, 2010), and several collaborative works co-written with Kathleen Rooney, including That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness (Otoliths, 2008). She lives in Denver and blogs at The French Exit.

 0HEATHER CROMARTY received her B.A. in English from the University of Calgary and promptly moved to Toronto, where she’s lived for over a decade.  She is a reviewer and critic for Lemon HoundQuill and Quire, and The Globe and Mail, among others.

candice maddyCANDICE MADDY is the editorial assistant at enRoute and the creative director of Soliloquies. She has a BA in creative writing from Concordia University, where she was shortlisted for the Irving Layton poetry prize. Her work has been featured in Matrix, The Link, Soliloquies and Ave!, and she currently lives in Montreal, where she spends a disproportionate amount of time creating lists and sometimes performing them.


TRACIE MORRIS is a poet, performer and scholar. She works extensively as a singer, sound artist, writer, bandleader and actor. Her installations have been presented at the Whitney Biennial, Ronald Feldman Gallery, the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning and the New Museum. She holds an MFA in poetry from Hunter College and an MA and  PhD in Performance Studies from New York University. Dr. Morris is an Associate Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at Pratt Institute. Her poetry book, “TDJ: To Do w/ John” (2011) is published by Zasterle Press. “Rhyme Scheme”, a longer poetic manuscript, is published by Chax Press for publication in 2012. She is also developing two audio projects: The Tracie Morris Band and sharpmorris, a collaboration with composer Elliott Sharp.


WANDA O’CONNOR is a graduate of Concordia’s Creative Writing and Classics programs, and most recently completed an MA in Literature with a considerable focus on Robin Blaser’s stunning carmen perpetuum. She has published in a number of journals and released three chapbooks, If the skin is CRISP: eat it, So you’re thinking of reproducing and Romance and the Tidal Boar. Wanda is currently at work on a long poem manuscript, attempting to tame the threepenny opera or funicular fumbling toward the heights of ourselves that still cannot do without some grand mockery. She is pleased to be curating How Poems Work on Lemon Hound.

SONY DSCALEX PORCO is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. He specializes in twentieth-century poetry and poetics. He received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
 gag SINA QUEYRAS is the author of several poetry collections including Expressway and Lemon Hound, Unleashed, a collection of writing from Lemon Hound, and a novel Autobiography of Childhood. She curates Writers Read at Concordia where she also teaches. A list of blog posts for Poetry Foundation’s Harriet here.
Photo on 12-05-10 at 4.19 PM #4GENEVIÈVE ROBICHAUD composes between deux langues: English and Chiac. She holds an MA in English and Creative Writing from Concordia University and is a PhD candidate at l’Université de Montréal.

the wizardERIC SCHMALTZ is a writer, reviewer, researcher, and former curator of the Grey Borders Reading Series. His creative work can be found in places such as The Rusty Toque, Poetry is Dead, filling station, The Incongruous Quarterly, dead g(end)er, and ditch, and recent literary articles have appeared in Rampike and Open Letter. Eric lives in Toronto.
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SUE SINCLAIR has published four books of poetry, all of which have been nominated for awards including the Pat Lowther Award, the Gerald Lampert Award and the Atlantic Poetry Prize. Her latest collection is Breaker from Brick Books. Sue is currently working on her PhD in philosophy at the University of Toronto, where she is studying beauty.



ERIN WUNKER is an Assistant Professor (limited term) in the Department of English at Dalhousie University, where she is also the programme director for Canadian Studies. She is at work on a manuscript that focuses on Canadian cultural production which enacts a poetics of collapse. Additional interests include the practice and theorization of collaboration. She is also a co-founder and blogger for Hook & Eye: Fast Feminism, Slow Academe, and the blog editor for Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (CWILA).

DANIEL ZOMPARELLI is the editor of Poetry Is Dead magazine. He writes and works with magazines across Vancouver including Geist, Megaphone Magazine, Sad Mag and formerly Adbusters. His articles and poems have been published and are forthcoming in journals and magazines around the world. His first book of poems Davie Street Translations was recently published by Talonbooks.