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Abena A-Green

Rose Adams


Jamil Adas


Erica Allanach

Nicole Allison

 Alan Almon

 Glen Amirault

 Victor Andrews

Anonymous (any author that has published anonymously) 

Grailing Anthonisen

Mary Ann Archibald

Maximillion Archibald

Maximillion Archibald is a writer, cook, teacher, lover, and friend from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Here to create something that can move someone else.

Anthony Arsenault

Kate Arpin

Bethany Rose Artin

Bethany Rose Artin is a pen name for a local writer.

Val Aston

Val Aston was born in Victoria, British Columbia, in 1934. She went to the University of British Columbia and studied English and Geography. She has been married to Geoff for 62 years, has a son, a daughter, and two granddaughters. She worked as a Real Estate Agent for 34 years. She has an adventurous spirit and loves roller coasters, zip-lining and hot air balloons. She enjoyed the CN tower Edge Walk and flying in a 2 seater plane. Val has written many limericks and poems over the years. She moved to Bedford, Nova Scotia, from Ontario a year ago and has been inspired to write more poems and short stories.


Sara Asyyed

Georgia Atkin

Georgia Atkin is a writer and freelance editor living in Halifax, NS. She holds a BA in English Literature and Environment, Sustainability & Society, and she has edited the monthly Open Heart Forgery issues since 2014. In her spare time, Georgia writes Wikipedia articles and vanquishes Sudoku puzzles. Find her on Facebook: @GeorgiaAtkinWrites

Graham Atkin

Haleigh Atwood

Jake Austin

I have been writing poetry since I was fourteen years old. It has always been my passion to turn real-world experiences into literature. Growing up in the country roads of Colchester County, I was able to absorb nature and use that as inspiration fully. Another one of my biggest inspirations is my family. They are the center of gravity for me. When I turned eighteen, I moved to Halifax, where I currently reside with my lovely partner. Moving to the city turned my world upside down and exposed me to completely foreign experiences. Halifax is my newest inspiration. I hope to continue writing poetry because it is one of the most classical, popular culture streams, and I value its preservation.

Neil Bailey

Meg Baird

Meg Baird is a born and raised Nova Scotia girl who now lives with family in Calgary, Alberta.

Tim Barker

Irene Baros-Johnson

Sandra Barry

Russell Barton

Adam C. Bateman

Leslie Anne Bateman

Nelly Bateman

Joyce Baxter

Roxanne Beavers

Sean Bedell

Isa Bee

Meredith (Ma) Bell

Ed Belzer

Chris Benjamin

Koi Bennett-Taussig

Bobbi Beuree

Aditya Bhadra

Nola Bishop

Kathryn Bjornson

Elise Blacker

Stephen Blacker

Jenni Blackmore

Lori Boivin

Melissa Boland

Melissa was transplanted to Nova Scotia in 2006. Born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick, Melissa has been a community social worker in greater Halifax since leaving the Picture Province. In her spare time, she writes poetry inspired by spirituality, life’s conundrums, and nature.

Matt Bonn

Sam Boomer

George Borden

Hannah van den Bosch

Art Bouman

Taylor Bourassa

Holly-Lynn Bourgeois

Natalie Boyce

Natalie Boyce has an unstoppable passion for writing, and a burning love for all animals big and small. She will continue writing poems and stories for people of all ages to enjoy.

Rosemary Boyle

 Earl Bradford

Charlie Brake

Russ Brennan

Mitchell Brinton

Rick Brison

Lois Brison-Brown

Valerie Broadnax

Devin Brown

Dorothyanne Brown

Dorothyanne used to live on the Dark Side but has relocated to Kingston, Ontario, where she gazes at Lake Ontario and pretends it is the sea. She writes poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction, and her alternative history book, Recycled Virgin, is available on Amazon:

Follow her webpage at for musings, writing information, and news about her upcoming books.

LeeAnn Wallage Brown

Paul Brown

Phil Brown

Phil is British but moved to Nova Scotia in 2017 after escaping from a career in global insurance. After setting up home in Hammonds Plains, he is pursuing his love of poetry and street and portrait photography. He is also learning to play the piano, still dreams of forming an Indie Band, but unfortunately remains convinced he is tone deaf. Phil’s many influences include the poetry of Ted Hughes (Remains of Elmet), the photographers Deborah Turbeville and Horst P Horst, and the music of P J Harvey and Wolf Alice.

Tyler Brown

Janet Brush

Janet was born in Halifax, and spent most of her life here. After a career in accounting, a choice necessitated by the need to eat, she is now free to pursue her love of poetry, and for the last three years, to study English Literature at Dalhousie.

Morgan Buhr Boutilier

Charles Bull

Jonathan Burchill

Mo Burchill

George Burden

Sheila Burke

Kirstie Burns

Laurie Burns

Laurie Burns is an English as additional language teacher to immigrants, literacy volunteer and voracious writer and reader living in Halifax.

Alex Buys

Jeff Byrnes

Patti C.

Ali Calladine

Brett Campaigne

E.M. Campbell

J. Lorraine Campbell

Michael Campbell

Normand Carrey

Sarah Carter

Tim Carter

Kristen Chafe

Marilyn Challis

Jasmine Chater

Jasmine Chater is a teacher living in Bedford, Nova Scotia. She completed both her English and education degree at Mount Saint Vincent University. She has published poems in local and online journals. She enjoys the poets of the modernist movement such as Gertrude Stein and Wallace Stevens. Jasmine believes it is vital to make creative expression a central part of the classroom.

Marian Chisholm

Lesley Choyce

Stephen Patrick Clare

Caira Clark

Sophia Clark

Katie Clarke

Kimberly Cleversey

McKenzie Cline

Alan Collins

Richard Collins

Marc Comeau

Shanay Comeau

Catherine Contento

Hana Conevska

Jayne Cook (also published under Jayne Reilly)

Rachel Cooke

Rachel Cooke attends Dalhousie University. She plans to double major in Law, Justice, and Society and Philosophy. Since arriving at Dal, Rachel has gotten involved in OxFam, the Dal Gazette, and the Loaded Ladle. In her free time she likes to write, take a spin class at the DalPlex, or discover a new cafe in Halifax. You can usually find her at Coburg Social with a matcha latte and a pile of notebooks.

N Corbett

Brent Cosgrove

Natalie Couture

Tim Covell

Tim is a technical writer, author of fiction and non-fiction, freelance editor, and simple web site guru. He studies film classification systems, has a weakness for limericks, and is a firm believer in the Oxford comma. More at

Edith Croft

Peter Crofts

Santina Cross

Dianne Crowell

Peter Curry

Katy Curwin

Ryan Daly

M. de Lacey Davidson

Matthew de Lacey Davidson is the author of two poetry collections; a play in verse; a collection of short stories entitled, “Roses in December: Haunting and Macabre Tales;” a historical novel about civil rights leader Frederick Douglass’ first trip to Ireland, “Precept;” a mystery novel set in the Maritimes, “The Worst Dogs;” and an anthology entitled, “A Barren Stage: Collected Poems, Essays, Short Stories, and Novels.” “Precept” was voted one of the top ten self-published books of 2018 by thebookbag(dot)co(dot)uk.

He has had poems, articles, cartoons, and short stories published in the online literary journals, “The Junction,” “Pickle Fork,” and “The Writing Cooperative” (on the website, “”); and in the online journal, “Danse Macabre.” He lives in Nova Scotia, Canada, with his wife, Shayna, and a plethora of Siamese and Tonkinese cats.

Donna Davies

Roger Davies

Joan Dawson

Robert Dawson

Dave Dean

Em Dee

Mandy DeGeit

Laura De Palma

Victoria Desjardins

Jennifer Deyarmond

Owen Diamond

Zoe Dickinson

John Dicks

Arlene Diepenbrock

Sarah Dobson

Brian Conroy Dockal

Ryan Dodge

Ella Dodson

Brad Donaldson

Zoe Doucette

Daniel Dover

Brian Downey

David Du

Writing poems is my hobby. Before I came to Canada, I wrote Chinese and Japanese poetry. When I arrived in Halifax, I started writing English poems, and I have written over 100. Perhaps you wonder why I like writing English poems. A story that happened in Halifax caused me think about writing English poems.

One day when I finished my shift, on way home, I saw a lot of people gathering at a bus stop. I heard noise come from there, so I forced my way into the crowd. I saw two birds: one is dead, and the other one is crying and pecking at its partner. When I saw this scenario there was one word in my mind—Life! As well, as I thought of a poem that I read it before, The Vantage Point, by Robert Frost. I remembered the last sentence of Frost’s: “I look into the crater of the ant.”

How it is similar to the life between human and animal!

At that time I decided to write English poems. I felt I needed to use some way to express compassion in Canada. I wrote my poem: ”Life.” Now I am very happy that I can write some English poetry to express the life and enjoy my life in Canada.

I have published a book of poetry: Journey: Life is a Journey from A to Z

Patrick Dubé

Joffre Ducharme

Piper Duquette

Maria Duynisveld

Seth Earle

Ryan Eavis

Aaron Eisses

Evelyn Elgie

Barbara Ellis

L. L. Enkidu

Beth Enman

Michéla d’Entremont

Tiffany F. L. M.

The Fantastic 3

Mylah, Kyliee and Ella (AKA The Fantastic 3) are best friends. Mylah loves her two dogs; she enjoys being with friends and family, and loves to make people laugh. Kyliee is great at singing and has the kindest heart, which makes her a great friend. Ella has a good imagination; she loves art, fashion, and being with her friends.

Joy Farrell-Grove

Marjorie Favretto

Janette Fecteau

Felicity, Colleen, Sam & Steve

Mark Fenwick

Chiara Ferrero-Wong

Chiara enjoys nothing more than reading in bed, and throwing a Frisbee with her friends!

Dhavita Filek

Dhavita is a mother and wife currently living in Dartmouth NS. Her debut book of poetry, Purification, is available on Amazon and was inspired by her practice of meditation and healing from post partum depression and anxiety.

Roger Field

Emma Fleet

Nicole Fleming

Melissa Fougere

Daphne Frandsen

Nicholas Fraser

Regan Fraser

Charlie Friesen

David Robert Fulcher

Sarah Gammon

Halifax born and raised poet, writer and artist. A woman with a free spirit and a heart of gold.

M. L. Garoutte

Harry Garrison

Hanna Garson

Jesse Garth

Anna Gaudet

Dominic Gauthier

Serena E. Gauthier

Helen Gebhardt

I was born in a small town in Ontario. I grew up on a farm, and moved to Kitchener at 18 to attend Bible college. Two years later I married, raised three children. Five years ago I moved to Nova Scotia with family. I love my new province and its people.

Pterry Gerrior

Samir Georges

Patrick Daniel Gervais

Daniel Gillis

Ron Gillis

Born in North Sydney, NS, I am a retired stevedore, sailor, and postal worker. My writing came late in life — song writing is my main interest, while I also dabble in poetry. I have received three FACTOR Grants for song writing, and my record as a Lyricist is on social media at this link: Ron Gillis ‘Lyrical Expression’. You can listen to some of my songs at my YouTube Channel here:

Robert Gilreath

Alison Goodhew

Alexander Gopen

Greg Goubko

Geoffrey Grantham

Hayley Gray

Jennifer Graham

Jennifer Graham is a Gadfly.  She grew up writing letters to her Grandmother, and continues to pen and post one every day to anyone who gives her their mailing address!  Her favourite author is Stephen King.

Audrey C. Greenhalgh

Noelle Halef

Noelle lives in Bedford, Nova Scotia. In her free time she likes to play basketball and write fiction.

Robert Halperin

Kathy Hamidovic

Kathy Hamidovic grew up in northern Nova Scotia and has lived most of her adult life in Halifax. Her poems, an outpouring of her busy mind, have appeared in several anthologies and other publications around the globe.

Alex Hanam

Bill Hanrahan

Cathy Hanrahan

Brian Harding

Briana Hart

Summer Hart

Xiao He

Paul Healy

Nora Heighton

Darcy Helkenberg

Jari-Matti Helppi

Randy Henderson

Christopher Henningsen

Luke Hibbard

Kathleen Higney

Heidi Hlubinová

I am a Haligonian, born and bred.

Donna Holmes

Rowena Hopkins

Ariel Hopper

Angela Hou

Judy Ann Howe

Jim Hoyle

Wallace B. Hubbard

David B. Huebert

Josh Hughes

Judy Hunt

Tara Hurlburt

Thibault Jacquot-Paratte

John A. James

Scot Jamieson

William Jamieson

Victoria Jeha

Amanda Jendrick

Julie J. Jenkins

Meghan Jenkins

Heddy Johannesen

Amanda Johnson

Ian Johnson

Ian is a retired union staff person and public sector worker. He is quite new to poetry having only been writing for a few years at the encouragement of his wife. He writes mostly for family events and when there is some unusual happening which seems to be humorous. He is interested in “nonsense poetry” as written by Edward Lear and Ogden Nash. He hopes to publish a collection of his works to date in the next year or so.

Joe Johnson

Alex Johnston

Robin Johnston

Davy Joiner

Davy Joiner was born in Pembroke, Ontario and has lived in many regions of the Canadian prairies due to a military family. He is currently a student at Dalhousie, and is a lifeguard and swimming instructor. He is looking to become a weather technician with the Canadian Forces.

Carol Jollymore

Riley Jones

Phillip Joy

Heidi Kalyani

A.B. Kamara

Bauke Kamstra

Bauke Kamstra is a poet and visual artist residing in Nova Scotia. His poetry has appeared in various journals including The Best of Vine Leaves 2015, Shot Glass Journal, Hedgerow Journal, Englyn Journal, and Blue Heron Journal.

His books “We All Reach the Earth by Falling” and “Passion Demands a Vocabulary of Desire” Vols. I to IV are published by Vine Leaves Press and are available in paperback and e-book on Amazon. You can see more of his Positively Wyrde work on twitter by following @wyrde, or Bauke Kamstra on Facebook.

Jobin M. Kanjirakkat

Samuel Keefe

Breanna Keeler

Charlie Keeler

Abbey Kelly

Adam Kennific

Kimm Kent

Sarah Kester

Marjorie Kildare

Marjorie lived facing Halifax Harbour, with a 180 degree view of sea, sky and sheer beauty in all seasons. Since she could barely take her eyes from the seven-foot windows, she wrote Haiku.

Dale King

Kimberly M. King

Kimberly M. King is a writer, a poet, a blogger…. She has taught in the classroom, been a librarian, and done simultaneous translation of English/Spanish for international groups and meetings. Currently, she is the director of Barat Spirituality Centre in Halifax.

Suzanne Kittell

Devin Kowalski

Emily Krauss

Patrick Laba

Nadia LaCroix

Shaun Lafferty

Breton Lalama

C. A. Lamond

Maureen Larkin

Ziad Lawen

Allison Lawlor

Allison Lawlor writes and lives with her family by the ocean in Prospect. She spends as much time outdoors as she can.

Logan Lawrence

Logan is a lover of learning, language, and (a)lliterations. Chris is a Pseudonym is the first “fun” thing he’s ever published. He is originally from rural Alberta, but would much rather live here (sorry Dad!)

Ben LeBlanc

Michael LeClair Sr.

Middle-aged proud Grand-Father, grew up in South Woodside, Dartmouth. My interests are reading, writing, history, social awareness, music, guitar and I occasionally dabble in painting/drawing. I am a happily married man, three children and SIX grandchildren with a seventh on the way! I enjoy classic films, music of all genres (literally from Rap to Bach). I have an endless curiosity regarding physics, psychics, and anything science. I’ve been writing as a hobby since I was a child. I tend toward the eclectic, the eccentric and most everything between the two.

Fave quotes :

“Do you not see how a world of pain and sorrow is necessary to school an intelligence and make it a soul?” – John Keats

“People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion .” – Albert Einstein

Richard LeDue

Richard LeDue was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. He currently lives and teaches in Norway House, Manitoba. His poetry has appeared in numerous journals, such as Adelaide Literary Magazine, the Eunoia Review, Mojave He[art] Review, Little Rose Magazine, and Black Bough Poetry.

Bronwyn Lee

Elle Lee

Pronouns: they/them. I’m a young poet who’s been writing on and off for the past 10 years. I mainly deal in Spoken Word, but range into various types of poems and writing styles, whatever seems to fit what I’m feeling at the time. I was born in BC, have lived in NB, and moved to Halifax 6 years ago. I suffer from BPD, ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression. I identify as a Non-Binary Pansexual. With that in mind, my poems deal in some heavy themes of mental illness, and what it’s like to be a LGBTQA+ person raised to be straight. I have no formal training on Poetry or writing, but hopefully I can still inspire. Lastly, please understand that while my Poems can be strongly worded, just know that I use writing as an outlet, and have sought out help. I just write when I have something on my mind, and it is my pure raw emotion attached, I don’t edit my words once they’re written, I just check for spelling mistakes. I hope I can create something worth your time. Thanks for reading

Jung-Hee Lee

Robert Lee

Rosemary LeFresne

Caitlin Leonard

Erica Lewis

Erica has lived in Halifax since the age of 10. Her poetry has appeared in Polar Expressions’ yearly anthologies since 2010. In 2014 and 2015, her poems received Honourable Mention.

Lara Lewis

Michele L’Heureux

Laureen van Lierop

Joanne Light

Travis Livingston

Travis Livingston is a writer living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Born in South Africa, he lived in England before moving to Canada in 2004 and has lived here ever since.

Brian Lomax

  • Published author: We The Faceless Artists Winnipeg, Manitoba 1976
  • Producer/director for Dutch Mason, “Prime minister of the Blues”
  • Sold to the National Library-Ottawa + 60 page Q & A interview
  • Publisher: Crossroads Magazine, 1988-1991. Interviewed Stevie Ray Vaughn, Gordon Lightfoot, John Lee Hooker, Philip Glass, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, John Hammond Jr. etc.

Lunchbox Lunatic

Scott Lynch

Lives on Lake Thomas in Waverley. Has lived, studied (Acadia), and worked in Nova Scotia all his life. Has had the good fortune to travel. Passions include poetry, cooking, photography and sport. Raising three sons, and a number of Rotary Exchange Students, with his wife Patty has been his labour and love.

Angus MacCaull

Annick MacAskill
Originally from London, Ontario, Annick MacAskill currently lives and writes in Halifax. Her poems have appeared in Prism, Versal, Room, The Fiddlehead, Arc, and other journals. Her writing has been longlisted for the CBC’s Canada Writes Poetry Prize and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has a début collection forthcoming in the spring of 2018, from Gaspereau Press.

Benjamin MacDonald

Cassie MacDonald

Hughie MacDonald

Jordan MacDonald

Kevin McDonald

Michelle G. McDowall

Craig MacEachern

David MacEachern

I am a writer who has spent about 15 years helping many people deal with depression. I use the library for theory and the city as a classroom. Philosophy and psychology are my interests. Still one to speak with concern and encouragement to others. Hoping my writing can bring inspiration to anyone who reads it.

T. J. MacFarlane

Mike McFetridge

Alexander J. MacIsaac (also published as Henry Stevens

 Alan McIver

Brittany Mackeen

Catherine A. MacKenzie

Catherine A. MacKenzie escapes from her mundane world by writing poems and short fiction. Although she writes all genres, she often veers toward the dark and death, composing fiction most women can relate to. Though, at first reading, her stories may appear bizarre, they are so ominously real that one wonders what lives hidden within her mind. Cathy has been published in various print and online publications. She has also self-published several poetry and short story collections, available as e-books and in print on Amazon and Smashwords.

Cathy also paints, pastels being her favourite medium and her grandchildren her favourite subjects. She lives with her husband in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The couple winters in Ajijic, Mexico, where her works have appeared in local publications.

Visit Cathy’s website at to discover more about this author and her books.

John MacKenzie

Shallon MacKenzie

David R. MacLean

John Wise McLeod

Dylan MacMaster

Don Macmillan

Born in Scotland, I emigrated to Canada in the 1970s. I am now retired, after a lengthy career with Alcan Aluminium Ltd, and prior to that with British Aluminium in the U.K.  During the summer, my wife and I live in beautiful Lac Brome, Quebec, but escape to Florida during the winter. We have two children, who live and work in Montreal.

My wife and I regularly spend a couple of weeks in the fall vacationing in the Maritimes, particularly Nova Scotia with its many Scottish connections and of course visiting my brother-in-law, Richard Payne, in Halifax.

For many years, I have dabbled in poetry writing, mainly to mark special family occasions, but since Richard became involved in the activities of Open Heart Forgery, he has encouraged me to share some of my writings with a wider audience.

Lindsay MacNeil

Trisha MacNeil

Joe MacPherson

John MacPherson

Emily Macrae

Robert Mader

Harry Wayne Mah


Courtney Madore

Sylvia Mangalam

Luke Marciano

Anna Marenick

The last time Anna had a poem published was when she was in Grade 8 – which was definitely not yesterday!  Her parents were both schoolteachers, so her love of reading and writing was nurtured early, and the passion for writing and reading is still ever present in her life. With degrees from StFX and Saint Mary’s, Anna spends her days as the Director of People and Strategy at Develop NS – a provincial crown corporation that helps to make Nova Scotia irresistible to people and investment.  She sits on several local boards, speaks at conferences as often as she can, and tries hard to be an authentic, vulnerable leader. 

When not working, you’ll find her with her family in Dartmouth; but in summers, you’ll find her on Ponhook Lake in Queen’s County, which has the best sunsets in the world.

Jane Marshall

Alicia Martin

J. P. Martin

Randy Martin

Edward Martins-Berki

Edward Martins-Berki is a Canadian freelance writer, poet, playwright, and copy editor. He obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of King’s College, taking courses in Classics and Contemporary Philosophy. He has previously taught English to adults, worked in information technologies, organized musical events, designed for the video game industry, and managed a federal political party. He has written over 300 sonnets, an English Style Guide, and a full-length play.

Ian James Matheson

R. Matthews

Nina Mazel

K.A. Meechan

Carmel Mikol

Rachel Miller

I am a mental health nurse and blogger on The Collective Mind (, where I explore how to create more positive life experiences through changing how we think. In the times when my writing results in spontaneous outbursts of rhyme, I write poetry.

Georgia Mills

P.  Minutiae

Sara Moginot

Raised in an old coast guard station in Massachusetts, Sara spent most of her youth reading or clambering along the coastline. Her family spent their summers along the Kennebecasis River in New Brunswick for generations where she met her Canadian husband and started their family. She raised 5 children spending lots of time exploring the outdoors, reading out loud, making up stories, and creating little readers for them. She now lives in Dartmouth, works in public service and is studying psychology and writing at MSVU. She squeezes in time to write for pleasure as the eyes droop.

Heidi Monk


Sarah Moore

Jillian Moran

Whitney Moran

Laureli Morphy

Laureli Morphy lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She enjoys writing in her free time, especially free verse poetry.

Lionel Morrell

Bryson Morris

Lorie Ann Morris (also published as Lorie Morris)

Roz Morris

Roz Morris is a self described queero weirdo who desperately wants to eat birthday cake with Sylvia Plath.

Tiffany Morris

Hugh Morrison

B Mosher

Ben Mosher is an artist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Mosher is Informed by interests in digital and mechanical modes of communication, with an appreciation for written and visual forms of everyday poetic language. These concerns have directed works in micro-communication systems coupled with intuitive and meditative processes of creation.

Pamela Mosher

John de Moss

Susan Moxon

Ms. Anonymous

Martha Muggah

Heather Mundell

Heather Murray

Zoe Murgatroyd

Ayesha Mushtaq

Martha Mutale

Elizabeth Myers

Nicole Myers

Writer, humanist, professional daydreamer and music lover.  Everything else just pays the bills. Visit: for further musings.

Jack Myra

Shawn Myra

Angela Naugle

Chinenye ‘Zabrain’ Ndulue

My name is Zabrain and all I do is rhyme. Rhyme like fine wine taken at its prime.   

Sara Drought Nebel

Dyrell Nelligan

Linda Nesbitt

Chris Nguyan

Mark Nicholas

Chad Norman

Candace Oakley

Steven Osborne

Oliver Oldfield

Cathie Panteluk

 Yoon Park

Scott Parkhill

Jaywant Patil

Patti Pattenden

Kelsey Patterson

Nicola Patterson

Richard S. Payne

Will Pearson

C. J. Pellern

Felix Perry

Lianne Perry

Justin Pettipas

Sandra Phinney

Sarah Picco

Jenna Pierson

Cheryl Pink

Memel Pound

Donal Power

Megan Power

David Pretty

Anna Quon

Anna Quon is a poet, novelist, and budding visual artist and animated film maker living in Halifax. She has self-published several chapbooks and besides Open Heart Forgery, has had several poems published in Open Heart Farming and other zines and online journals.

Beverley Rach

Deepthi Rajashekar

Allison Rangeley

James Rangeley

Karen Raynard

Randy Reede

Jayne Reilly (also published under Jayne Cook)

Laurel Rennie

Chantelle Rideout

Elizabeth Riegert

David Rimmington

Judi Risser

Visit Judi’s site:

Michele Roberts

Dan Robinson

Derek Robinson

Matt Robinson

Tom Robson

Matthew Rooney

Julia Rose

Julia Rose was born and raised in Nova Scotia. She is an undergraduate student at the University of King’s College in Halifax, pursuing a degree in Classics. Julia has been writing since she was ten years old, when her favourite teacher handed her a blank notebook and told her to fill it with anything she wanted. She has been writing in her spare time ever since. Julia loves to travel and is most inspired by the different places she visits as well as the unique people she meets along the way.

Violet Rosengarten

Giavonna Rossi

Nathaniel S. Rounds

Nathaniel S. Rounds writes from Halifax, Nova Scotia. His collection of poetry was recently published by Feline and Nothingness Press, and can be read here:

Jeffrey Roy

Catherine Rubinger

Len Russo

Norm Sabowitz

Sara Saddington


Berendina P. Saunders

Richard Schaller

Christina Schlegel

Robert John Schwarzmann

Robert John Schwarzmann is a Dartmouth author and poet. He grew up in
Ottawa and worked in journalism, then spent years teaching English as
a Second Language in many countries. His new book of eight short
stories, Tales from the Darkside, is due to be released in October 2019.

Greg Scott

Matthew P. Scott

Zoe Scott

Born and raised in Middle Sackville N.S, Zoe fell in love with words at an early age. Throughout the years her passion for poetry has mixed with her musicality to transform into song writing. She holds both a Bachelor of English from Saint Mary’s University, and a Bachelor of Education from Mount Saint Vincent University. As a school teacher, Zoe loves exposing her students to various forms of poetry and being inspired by the beautiful creativity that explodes from their fingertips. In addition to writing, Zoe also has a passion for yoga, spirituality, dance, and community theatre.

Simone Sewell

Anika Sharma

Ashita Sharma

Daniel Simpkin

Sarah Simpson

Edwin Sim

Shilpa Singh

” strolling around ”

Naomi Slater

Devin Slawter

Cameron Smith

Chris Smith

Julie Smith

I am an outsider artist, world traveller, vegetarian bohemian. I will gladly smile at strangers, especially if they are animals. Looking for a place to paint again and until then I sketch and write and listen to as much music as my ears will allow. 🙂

Cheryl Sobie

Bernard Soubry

Molly Jean Spinney

Ali Squire

R. E. Stansfield

Ron Stansfield is a transplanted prairie person now living “upshore” in Port Hilford. He takes his inspiration from the open ocean which he swears looks just like the waving wheat fields back home. He writes in all genres and is currently working on a book of short stories.

Hailey Stapleton

Sara Star

Henry Stevens (also published as Alexander MacIsaac)

Luke Stevens

Luke Stevens is an aspiring young artist who is always looking to make connections! Feel free to reach out on Instagram @lugubrious_man!

Graym Stewart

Jim Stewart

Rod Stewart

Spencer Stoddard

As a young individual I aspire to do my best in all aspects of my life. I don’t believe in “perfection” but I do believe in “improvement”. During my free time I enjoy going for walks, watching sports (Go Leafs), writing anything that comes to mind, and engaging in discussions regarding topics like metaphysics, astronomy, and spirituality.

Jasmin Stoffer

Jasmin Stoffer (B.A., B.Ed, M.Ed) is a local teacher and amateur poet. From 2012-2017 she was a Special Education teacher in Nunavik, Quebec – and began writing Haiku as a way of journaling daily. When she’s not writing poetry or teaching, she gardens, attends curling classes, and enjoys having adventures around town with her goddaughters, Ruby and Grace.

Bethana Sullivan

Mary Ellen Sullivan

Mary Ellen Sullivan grew up on a farm outside Guelph, Ontario, and now lives in Halifax. She is a regular contributor to Open Heart Forgery and is included in Open Heart Forgery: Year One Anthology. She has compiled five annual issues of Open Heart Farming, a free collection of farm and food-centric poems by Nova Scotia poets.

Josh Svec

Hawa Swaray

Cybel Sweetgrass

Michael Swinemer

Laszlo Szantor

W. C. T.


Justin Tan

Elzy Taramangalam

Cynthia Taylor

Ryan Taylor

Blynn Teeft

Sean Terrell

Maria Thibault

Christen Thomas

Ian Thomson-McKinnon

Will Tilleczek

Jeff Torbert

Christopher Trainor

Asha May Trenaman

Christine Beevis Trickett


Martha Tuff

Mary Upton

Lisa Vandenboomen

Steve Vernon

Anna Horsnell Wade

Martin Wallace

Grayson Wallage

LeeAnn Wallage

Ken Wallingford

Jordan Walters

John Wamboldt

Ginny Wang

Zihan Wang

Ken Ward

Stephens Ward

AJ Warren

Wendy Watkinson

Kristine Webber

H.S. Weber

Adam Webster

Gillian Webster

Alexis White

Art White

James Whitehead

David Williams

Tamara Williams

Charlotte Wilson-Hammond

Michael Wohlfahrt

WOTS Participants

Barry Wood

Barry Wood has self-published a dark short story collection on audiocassette titled Barry Wood’s Short Stories, as well as a short story titled Nowhere to Go, based in Nova Scotia, published by PS Publishing in London, England titled Postscripts 14 in Spring 2008.  He has had a few other short stories published in the United States, etc. He is retired from office work.

Leah Woolley

Kay Wynne

I’m originally from Toronto and moved here in 2003. I’ve been writing since I was 14 years old. I had a stroke about 7 years ago and writing helps my brain function. By forcing myself to commit to writing I feel I can improve that part of the brain that needs help. I live in Dartmouth with my son and his family. At this point in time I use a walker but I do like to get around.

Jen Yakamovich

Daniel Yetman

Benjamin Young

Emily Young

Gordon Young

Gordon is a native of Newfoundland. As a young man he enjoyed the rhythms, sounds and smells of the inshore fishery in Conception Bay. His poetry is largely biographical but not sequential as it builds on a tradition of storytelling. True to this tradition, he has learned never to allow facts, the pursuit of accuracy or chronology to diminish the value of a good “yarn.” The past thirty plus years in Halifax have both added to Gordon’s experiences and provided many new stories which are reflected in his poetry.

Joan Young

Robin Young

Ata Zargarof

Ata Zargarof can’t decide between becoming a scholar and a poet. In either case, he hopes to deepen the quality of his poetry by exposing himself to an abundance of ideas, both new and old. You can read more of his work at

Brandon Zuniga


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