Issue # 188 - Contributors



David Barrick writes stories, poems, and songs, and his work has previously been published in The Fiddlehead, Matrix, and Headlight Anthology. He teaches writing at Western University in London, Ontario.

Chris Benjamin is the author of three award-winning and critically-acclaimed books: Indian School Road: Legacies of the Shubenacadie Residential School; Eco-Innovators: Sustainability in Atlantic Canada; and the novel Drive-by Saviours. Chris has written for The Globe and Mail, CBC, Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Star, Z Magazine, Science Friday and numerous others.

Roger Caldwell currently lives in Essex, England, and has previously lived in Canada and Germany. He writes for numerous journals on literature and philosophy. His latest collection of poetry is Setting Out for the Mad Islands (Shoestring Press, UK, 2016).

Sue Chenette, a classical pianist as well as a poet, grew up in northern Wisconsin and has made her home in Toronto since 1972. She is an editor for Brick Books, and the author of Slender Human Weight (Guernica Editions, 2009) and The Bones of His Being (Guernica Editions, 2012).

Ian Colford is the author of Evidence, a collection of short fiction, and a novel, The Crimes of Hector Tomás. He lives in Halifax.

James Copeland has published a short piece of fiction in  Killing the Angel magazine entitled President’s Day.  He concentrates on narrative fiction, though has attempted other forms of writing such as poetry and creative non-fiction.  He strives for his own distinctive style and voice.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is home.

John Wedgwood Clarke is a lecturer in literature and creative writing at the University of Hull, UK. His first collection, Ghost Pot, was published in 2013 and his forthcoming collection, Landfill, will be published in 2017.

Lee Firestone Dunne has published two chapbooks: Cocktail Shaker (2008), Life in the Poorhouse (2013), followed by a collaborative work with four Santa Fe poets, Bosque Rhythms (2014). She is completing a poetry manuscript and a memoir. She presents cross-cultural workshops in Italy, South Africa, Canada and the US.

Michael Dunwoody is a lifelong resident of Windsor, ON. His work has appeared in several numbers of The Antigonish Review, for which he’s really proud. It has also appeared in Canadian and American magazines, active and defunct, including Event, The Fiddlehead, Plenitude, Prairie Fire, Pottersfield Portfolio, The MacGuffin, and The Great Lakes Review. A piece of non-fiction was short-listed in the Malahat Review 2013 “Open Seasons” Contest. He has stories upcoming in The Antigonish Review and Polychrome Ink. He’s currently working on a play set in Essex County.

Leo Furey is a writer from St. John’s, Newfoundland. He is founder of Broken Earth Productions, a theatre company that raises money for Broken Earth (, a non-profit group of Canadian health care individuals providing medical assistance to earthquake victims in Haiti, Bangladesh, Nepal and Gautemala. Last year he produced and directed Joan MacLeod’s Jewel.  This year he is doing Conor McPherson’s The Weir.

Rocco de Giacomo is a widely published poet whose work has appeared in literary journals in Canada, Australia, England, Hong Kong and the US. His forthcoming collection, Every Night of Our Lives, will be published with Guernica Editions. He is currently working on his third poetry manuscript, entitled Brace Yourselves.

John Harrington is a Canadian artist who has been painting for more than fifty years. His favourite medium is acrylic on canvas or board; his style can be described as realism and his subjects are based on life experiences. John  has become known in some circles for his extensive travels in the Canadian Arctic. Ten expeditions in search of the lost Franklin Expedition of 1845 have resulted in numerous discoveries. The Inukshuk at Victory Point painting is based on an inukshuk discovered at Victory Point on King William Island — the place where Franklin’s men came ashore in 1848. John’s works can be viewed on his website:   He recently became a “Fellow” of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society”

David Hickey has lived most of his life in Newfoundland. His work has appeared in Atlantic Canada literary magazines and competed successfully in various Newfoundland Arts and Letters Competitions.

Louisa Howerow’s latest poems appeared in The Fiddlehead, Carousel, and in the following anthologies — Imaginarium 3 & 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (ChiZine Publications), River of Earth and Sky: Poems for the Twenty-First Century (Blue Light Press) and Full, an Anthology of Moon Poems (Two of Cups Press).

David Huebert is the author of the poetry collection We Are No Longer the Smart Kids in Class (Guernica, 2015). His story, “Enigma,” won the 2016 CBC Short Story Prize.

Hung Hung (鴻鴻) was born in 1964 in Tainan, southern Taiwan.  A leading poet of  his generation, he is also a prolific fiction writer, essayist, theatre critic, playwright, editor, and festival curator.  An award-winning screenwriter as well as stage, film, and documentary film director, he resides in Taipei. 

Lauren Marshall is a Canadian writer living in British Columbia. Her poetry has appeared in The Dalhousie Review, The Puritan, The Warren Undergraduate Review, and UBC Okanagan’s Paper Shell anthology. She recently graduated from UBC Okanagan where she received a BA in both Creative Writing and Political Science.

Don McLellan has worked as a journalist in Canada, South Korea and Hong Kong. He currently edits a trade magazine in Vancouver. His debut collection of short stories, In the Quiet After Slaughter (Libros Libertad), was a 2009 ReLit Award finalist. His second collection of stories, Brunch with the Jackals, was released by Thistledown Press in Spring 2015.

Margaret McLeod lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and has been writing poetry for 25 years. This is her second appearance in The Antigonish Review (the first being a short story in 1990), and she’s very glad to be back.

Richard Sanger is the author of two collections, Shadow Cabinet and Calling Home, both with Signal Editions. His poems have appeared in the LRB, Poetry Review, the TLS and many other publications. He also writes plays, and has reviewed poetry for The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and TLS.

Stephen Scott is a student at Auburn University in Montgomery, Alabama.

Suzanne Stewart teaches at St. Francis Xavier University. Her principal area of interest is Romantic literature. She has also completed an MFA in Creative Nonfiction at the University of King’s College in Halifax.

Fiona Sze-Lorrain is the author of three books of poems, most recently The Ruined Elegance (Princeton, 2016).  Her latest translation is Chinese poet-scenographer Yi Lu’s book of selected poems, Sea Summit (Milkweed, 2016). She lives in France.

Kim Trainor’s poems have been published in journals such as CV2 and Grain. She has won The Malahat Review Long Poem Prize and the Gustafson Prize, and has been longlisted several times for the CBC Poetry Prize. Her first collection, Karyotype was published in Fall 2015 with Brick Books.

Marcia Walker’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Prism International, Event, Room, University of Toronto Magazine and The Broken Social Scene Story Project. Her play, Recess, is part of the Write from the Hip program at Nightwood Theatre. Currently she is an MFA student at Guelph University.

Shelley Wood’s stories have appeared in The New Quarterly, carte blanche, Nashwaak Review, and Room. In 2016, she won the Tethered by Letters F(r)iction contest and the Frank McCourt prize for Creative Nonfiction. She divides her time between a job in New York City and a family in Kelowna, BC.

Howard Wright lectures at the Belfast School of Art. Recent poems have appeared in Scintilla, The Fiddlehead and Magma. Others are forthcoming in Stand and The North. He was longlisted in last year’s National Poetry Competition.