The Maynard
Spring 2016

Author Biographies

Adèle Barclay

Adèle Barclay’s poems have appeared in The Fiddlehead, PRISM International, The Puritan, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Pinch and others. Her debut poetry collection, If I Were In A Cage I’d Reach Out For You, was shortlisted for the 2015 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry and is forthcoming from Nightwood Editions in fall 2016. She is the Interviews Editor at The Rusty Toque.

C. Wade Bentley

Wade lives, teaches, and writes in Salt Lake City. For a good time, he enjoys wandering the Wasatch Mountains and playing with his grandchildren. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Green Mountains Review, Cimarron Review, Best New Poets, New Ohio Review, Western Humanities Review, Rattle, Chicago Quarterly Review, Raleigh Review, Reunion: The Dallas Review, Pembroke Magazine, and New Orleans Review, among others. A full-length collection of his poems, What Is Mine, was published by Aldrich Press in early 2015.

Ashley-Elizabeth Best

Ashley-Elizabeth Best is from Cobourg, ON. Her work has appeared in CV2, Berfrois, Grist, Ambit Magazine and The Literary Review of Canada. Her debut poetry collection was shortlisted for the 2015 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry and is forthcoming from ECW Press in 2016. She lives and writes in Kingston.

B.J. Best

B.J. Best is the author of three books of poetry: But Our Princess Is in Another Castle (Rose Metal Press, 2013), Birds of Wisconsin (New Rivers Press, 2010), and State Sonnets (sunnyoutside, 2009). I got off the train at Ash Lake, a verse novella, is forthcoming from sunnyoutside. He lives in Wisconsin.

Alison Braid

Alison is completing a BFA in Creative Writing at UBC, where she is the Assistant Fiction Editor at PRISM international.

Francine Cunningham

Francine Cunningham is an Indigenous writer, artist and educator. Her work has most recently appeared in The Puritan, Echolocation Magazine, Hamilton Arts and Letters and The Active Fiction Project. She is a graduate of the UBC Creative Writing MFA program. You can find more about her at

Christopher Evans

Christopher Evans is a candidate for the MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, and the Prose Editor for PRISM international. His fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have appeared in Grain, The New Quarterly, Joyland, The Canary Press, The Moth, and more. He lives in Vancouver.

Nettie Farris

Nettie Farris is the author of Communion (Accents Publishing, 2013) and Fat Crayons (Finishing Line Press, 2015). Her chapbook, The Wendy Bird Poems is forthcoming from dancing girl press.

Miki Fukuda

Miki Fukuda was born in Japan and grew up in Tokyo and Long Island, New York. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in journals including Contemporary Verse 2, PRISM international, Vallum, Written River (US), Talking Writing (US), Earthlines (UK) and Crannóg (UK). Her chapbook Finality of the Morning (2016) is forthcoming from Baseline Press and her Songs from Twelve Moons of the Bear (2015) is published by Leaf Press in the Leaflet Small Book Series. She lives by the woods and lakes of Golden Acres Park, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Karl Miller

Karl Miller lives in Coral Springs, FL. His fiction and poetry have appeared in various periodicals; his play, A Night in Ruins, was produced Off Off Broadway in 2013.

Pamela Mosher

Pamela Mosher’s writing has been published in EVENT Magazine, Poetry is Dead, The Antigonish Review, Plenitude Magazine, and Contemporary Verse 2. She has won the Young Buck Poetry Prize and been a finalist for the Writers’ Union of Canada Short Prose Competition. She lives in Ottawa with her wife and son.

Link Nicoll

Link Nicoll is a photographer, illustrator and digital artist. Her work has been published in numerous nationally recognized publications. She created the book, Small Things Considered, and she was the photographer for the cookbook, Home Food. She lives in Alexandria, VA with her family.

Mallory Tater

Mallory Tater is a poetry and fiction writer from Ottawa. Her writing has been published in PRISM International, CV2, The Malahat Review, Petal Journal, Poetry is Dead, Little Fiction & others. She is forthcoming in CV2, Carousel, Room, Cede Poetry, Canthius, Arc & carte blanche. She was short-listed for Arc Poem of the Year Contest 2015 and recently received an Honourable Mention for CV2’s 2015 Young Buck Poetry Prize. She lives in Vancouver.

Amie Whittemore

Amie Whittemore is a poet and educator living in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her poems have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Smartish Pace, North American Review, and elsewhere. She is a recipient of a Vermont Studio Center fellowship and a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Poetry Prize. Her first poetry collection, Glass Harvest, is forthcoming from Autumn House Press.