Interviews

Lauren Carter is the author of the poetry collection Lichen Bright and the novel Swarm. Her poem, “Island Clearances”, won Room's 2014 poetry contest, judged by Sonnet L’Abbé.

An interview with author, poet, activist, and educator Carmen Rodríguez, originally published in Room 38.1 In Translation.

From issue 37.4 Claiming Space, Room editor Christina Cooke talks with poet Cecily Nicholson.

Room editorial board member and Pandora's Collective executive director Bonnie Nish interviews Chelene Knight about her debut book of poetry, Braided Skin.

Poet Lucas Crawford (published in Room issue 37.2 Expanding The Voice) talks with Room editor Bonnie Nish about transgender literature, writing, and his recent appointment as CWILA's 2015 Critic In Residence.

Roomie Terri Brandmueller asks Taryn Hubbard a few questions about writing, poetry, and working with Room. Taryn is editing our upcoming issue, 38.4 (December 2015).

We talk to the founder of QueerofGender, Lynx Sainte-Marie about black history month, being a writer of colour, and more.

Room editor Lindsay Glauser Kwan asks Montreal-based artist Sandra Chevrier (cover of issue 37.3 "Geek Girls") a few questions about her work.

Samantha Rousseau interviewed Ayelet Tsabari, 2015 creative non-fiction contest judge and author of The Best Place on Earth. Deadline for submissions to Room's annual CNF contest is March 8, 2015.

With the deadline for the 2015 creative non-fiction contest fast approaching, Lindsay Glauser Kwan spoke with last year's first place winner, Naoko Kumagai.

In this interview, Lindsay Glauser Kwan talked to Helen Polychronakos about what inspired the upcoming Trespass theme for issue 38.3 and what makes a good submission.

In this interview, Lindsay Glauser Kwan talked to artist Marika Echachis Swan (Tla-o-qui-aht Nation) about making art, the healing nature of creativity, and the cover of issue 37.4 Claiming Space.

Meet Jennifer Zilm, member of the Room collective. Jennifer has been with Room since February 2011 and is our Creative Non-Fiction Submissions Coordinator and poetry reader.

In this interview, Lindsay Glauser Kwan talked to artist Amy Friend about photography, light and the cover of past issue 36.1 Mythologies of Loss.

Meet Meghan Bell, member of the Room collective. Meghan has been with Room since November 2011 and is our advertising coordinator and Co-Managing Editor (among other things!).

Eliza Robertson — winner of the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize and the featured author in our spring 2015 issue — answers a few questions about writing, travel, and submitting to literary contests.

Meet Room collective member and marketing coordinator Nailah King.

From 37.3 Geek Girls, an interview with comic artist and writer Emily Carroll. Carroll has been a prominent voice in the web comic horror genre since her work “His Face All Red” went viral during the Halloween of 2010.

Meet Amanda Sun, former Room collective member and author of the young adult series Paper Gods.

From issue 32.2: an interview with Ursula K. Le Guin. Le Guin has published twenty-one novels, collections of short stories and volumes of poetry, children's books, works of translation, criticism, and more.

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  • Room 39.4, This Body's Map
    Edited by Chelene Knight

    In this issue:

    Marianne Apostolides, Kate Balfour, andrea bennett, June Beshea, Tatiana Bobko, Nicole Breit, Logan Broeckaert, Claire Caldwell, Lizzie Carr, Nicole Chin, Deirdre Daly, Samantha deVries-Hofman, Chantal Gibson, Jane Flett, Jónína Kirton, Jen Sookfong Lee, Cyndi MacMillan, Catherine Mellinger, Sylvia McFadden, SheLa E. Nefertiti Morrison, Lindsay Nixon, Ezi Odozor, Melanie Pierluigi, Natalie Wee, Kobina Wright, Beni Xiao

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