Authors

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Abena A-Green


Rose Adams


Jamil Adas


Ajoke


Erica Allanach


Nicole Allison


Alan Almon


Glen Amirault


Victor Andrews


Anonymous (any author that has published anonymously)


Grailing Anthonisen


Mary Ann Archibald


Anthony Arsenault


Bethany Rose Artin

Bethany is the pen name for a local writer. She loves living near the ocean, and reading romance novels. She is trying to write some. Meanwhile she reviews them and otherwise explores the genre at  http://bethanyroseartin.com/.


ASW


Sara Asyyed


Georgia Atkin


Graham Atkin


Haleigh Atwood


Neil Bailey



Meg Baird


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


Bobbi Beuree


Aditya Bhadra


Nola Bishop


Kathryn Bjornson


Elise Blacker


Stephen Blacker


Jenni Blackmore


Lori Boivin


Sam Boomer


George Borden


Hannah van den Bosch


Art Bouman


Taylor Bourassa


Rosemary Boyle


Earl Bradford


Charlie Brake


Russ Brennan


Mitchell Brinton


Rick Brison


Lois Brison-Brown


Devin Brown


Dorothyanne Brown

Dorothyanne lives on the Dark Side, where her soul feels at home. She writes poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and will tell all if you buy her more than one beer. You can read her musings at http://dorothyanneb.com or her whines about living with MS at dabble58.blogspot.com


Paul Brown


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


Jonathan 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


Richard Collins


Marc Comeau


Shanay Comeau


Catherine Contento


Hana Conevska


Jayne Cook (also published under Jayne Reilly)


N Corbett


Brent Cosgrove


Natalie Couture


Tim Covell

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


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 and a play in verse. In addition, he is a composer and pianist and has released 12 compact discs. His poetry and short stories have been published by Grammateion, and the online literary journal, Danse Macabre; music analyses by SCI; cartoons and reviews by TOM Magazine; and cartoons by Canadian Science News. He has written the music, libretto, and lyrics for a chamber opera, The Singing Lesson, based on three short stories by New Zealand author, Katherine Mansfield. He lives in Nova Scotia, Canada, with his wife, Shayna, and a plethora of Siamese and Tonkinese cats.

You can learn more about Matthew at his website: https://matthewdelaceydavidson.wordpress.com/about/


Donna Davies


Roger Davies


Joan Dawson


Robert Dawson


Dave Dean


Em Dee


Mandy DeGeit


Carrie Deleskie (also published under Carrie MacDonald)


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.


Joy Farrell-Grove


Marjorie Favretto


Janette Fecteau


Felicity, Colleen, Sam & Steve


Mark Fenwick


Roger Field


Emma Fleet


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.


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 am 83 years old. I love my new province and its people.


Samir Georges


Patrick Daniel Gervais


Daniel Gillis


Ron Gillis


Alison Goodhew


Alexander Gopen


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


Robert Halperin


Alex Hanam


Bill Hanrahan


Cathy Hanrahan


Brian Harding


Summer Hart


Paul Healy


Nora Heighton


Darcy Helkenberg


Jari-Matti Helppi


Randy Henderson


Christopher Henningsen


Luke Hibbard


Kathleen Higney


Donna Holmes


Rowena Hopkins


Ariel Hopper


Angela Hou


Judy Ann Howe


Jim Hoyle


Wallace B. Hubbard


David B. Huebert


Josh Hughes


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


Joe Johnson


Alex Johnston


Robin Johnston


Carol Jollymore


Riley Jones


Phillip Joy



Heidi Kalyani


A.B. Kamara


Jobin M. Kanjirakkat


Breanna Keeler


Charlie Keeler


Abbey Kelly


Adam Kennific


Kimm Kent


Sarah Kester


Marjorie Kildare

I live facing Halifax Harbour, with a 180 degree view of sea, sky and sheer beauty in all seasons. Since I can barely take my eyes from the seven-foot windows I write Haiku.


Dale King


Suzanne Kittell


Devin Kowalski


Emily Krauss



Patrick Laba


Nadia LaCroix


Shaun Lafferty


C. A. Lamond


Maureen Larkin


Ziad Lawen


Bronwyn Lee


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


Brian Lomax


Lunchbox Lunatic


Scott Lynch

I am a resident of Waverley, Nova Scotia. I have lived, studied (Acadia University), and worked in Nova Scotia all my life (except for that year in Australia as a Rotary Exchange Student). I have had the good fortune to travel and love that food so quickly brings us together in so many ways. I am an amateur poet, cook, and photographer and have learned so much from my three sons, now young men.

Some experiences I’ve had: A Canadian Olympic Torch runner in 1988 (with a friend) & 2010 who has run the tracks at Ancient Delphi, Ancient Olympia and the Modern Olympic track in Athens, Greece; climbed to the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt; sailed in a hot air balloon over the Serengeti in Kenya; and jumped from a perfectly good airplane in Coldbrook, Nova Scotia.



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 (Gaspereau Press).


Benjamin MacDonald


Cassie MacDonald


Hughie MacDonald


Jordan MacDonald


Kevin McDonald


Michelle G. McDowall


Craig MacEachern


David Mac Eachern

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.


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 www.writingwicket.wordpress.com to discover more about this author and her books.


John MacKenzie


Shallon MacKenzie


David R. MacLean


John Wise McLeod


Dylan MacMaster


Lindsay MacNeil


Trisha MacNeil


Joe MacPherson


John MacPherson



Robert Mader


Harry Wayne Mah


mdbingham


Courtney Madore


Sylvia Mangalam


Luke Marciano


Jane Marshall


Alicia Martin


J. P. Martin


Randy Martin


Edward Martins-Berki


Ian James Matheson


R. Matthews


Nina Mazel


K.A. Meechan


Carmel Mikol


Georgia Mills


Heidi Monk


Sarah Moore


Jillian Moran


Whitney Moran


Lionel Morrell


Bryson Morris


Lorie Ann Morris (also published as Lorie Morris)


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


Ms. Anonymous


Martha Muggah


Heather Mundell


Heather Murray


Zoe Murgatroyd


Ayesha Mushtaq


Martha Mutale



Nicole Myers

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


Jack Myra


Shawn Myra



Angela Naugle


Sara Drought Nebel


Dyrell Nelligan


Linda Nesbitt


Chris Nguyan


Chad Norman


Candace Oakley


Steven Osborne



Oliver Oldfield



Cathie Panteluk


Yoon Park


Jaywant Patil


Patti Pattenden


Kelsey Patterson


Nicola Patterson


Will Pearson


C. J. Pellern


Felix Perry


Lianne Perry


Sandra Phinney


Sarah Picco


Cheryl Pink


Donal Power


Megan Power


David Pretty


Anna Quon



Beverley Rach


Deepthi Rajashekar


Allison 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 blog: https://weareallawakening.wordpress.com/about-judi/


Michele Roberts


Dan Robinson


Derek Robinson


Matt Robinson


Tom Robson


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: http://bit.ly/2ce3gG8


Jeffrey Roy


Catherine Rubinger



Norm Sabowitz


Sara Saddington


SarahEllen


Berendina P. Saunders


Richard Schaller


Christina Schlegel


Greg Scott


Matthew P. Scott


Simone Sewell


Anika Sharma


Ashita Sharma


Sarah Simpson


Edwin Sim


Naomi Slater


Cameron Smith


Chris Smith


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)


Graym Stewart


Jim Stewart


Rod Stewart


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.  Mary Ellen writes the Open Heart Farming blog http://maryellensullivanblog.tumblr.com/


Josh Svec


Hawa Swaray


Michael Swinemer


Laszlo Szantor



W. C. T.


Talib


Justin Tan


Elzy Taramangalam


Ryan Taylor


Sean Terrell


Christen Thomas


Will Tilleczek


Jeff Torbert


Christopher Trainor


Asha May Trenaman


Christine Beevis Trickett


Trillipede


Martha Tuff



Mary Upton



Lisa Vandenboomen


Steve Vernon



Anna Horsnell Wade


Martin Wallace


Ken Wallingford


Jordan Walters


John Wamboldt


Ginny Wang


Zihan Wang


Stephens Ward


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


Barry Wood


Kay Wynne

I’m originally from Toronto and moved here in 2003. I’ve been writing since I was 14 years old (for 61 years). 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


Emily Young


Joan Young


Robin Young


Brandon Zuniga

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