Jónína Kirton, a prairie-born Métis/Icelandic poet and facilitator, currently lives in the unceded territory of the Coast Salish people. She brings her experience as a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio, as a sacred-circle facilitator, and as a student of Continuum to her writing and teaching. She remains curious about memory and the many ways one can access it. She regularly seeks to open herself to her body and to what the ancestors have to offer. Her work has been featured in a number of anthologies and literary journals, including Ricepaper’s Asian/Aboriginal Issue, V6A: Writing from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Other Tongues: Mixed Race Women Speak Out, Pagan Edge, First Nations Drum, Toronto Quarterly, and Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine. Her first book, page as bone ~ ink as blood, was released with Talonbooks in April 2015. She joined Room Magazine’s editorial board in early 2015 and is also a member of Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio advisory board. Visit her at joninakirton.wix.com/poet
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Edited by Rachel Thompson
In this issue:
Jennifer Amos, Fenn Archdekin-Leung, Jenn Ashton, Jamelie Bachaalani, Colleen Baran, Jenny Bartoy, Alexandra Chang, Kristina Corre, Maggie de Vries, Shirley Harshenin, Jia Hwang, Sharon Jinkerson-Brass, Elizabeth Johnston, Tamara Jong, Manal Kamran, Carrianne Leung, Lily Leung, Mary MacDonald, Alissa McArthur, Cosi Nayovitz, Margaret Nowaczyk, Deanna Partridge-David, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Rebekah Rempel.