Susan McCaslin is a prize-winning poet who has published twelve volumes of poetry and taught English and Creative Writing at Douglas College in New Westminster, B.C for twenty-three years. Her most recent volumes include Lifting the Stone(Seraphim Editions, 2007) and Persephone Tours the Underground (Alfred Gustav Press, 2009). She has edited two anthologies and is on the editorial board of Event. Susan is a full-time writer living in Fort Langley, British Columbia who has recently completed a book-length memoir on mysticism and the poetics of mystical experience. Her most recent volume of poetry,Demeter Goes Skydiving, will be published by the University of Alberta Press in the spring of 2011.
London ON poet, performer and playwright Penn Kemp has published twenty-five books of poetry and drama, had six plays and ten CDs produced as well as Canada's first poetry CD-ROM and several award-winning videopoems. She performs in festivals around the world. Penn is the Canada Council Writer-in-Residence at UWO for 2009-10. She hosts an eclectic literary show, Gathering Voices, on Radio Western, CHRW 94.9 FM. Her own project for the year is a book, cd and dvd devoted to Eco Poetry, Luminous Entrance.