Since 2010, Damian Rogers, our Founding Director and a poet, has selected hundreds of exciting poems for our anthology for grades 9-12. She was joined by Hoa Nguyen and Joshua Whitehead from 2017-2020, along with Guest Editor Richard Harrison (2017) and Cecily Nicholson (2018). Our Junior Anthology has been headed by Adriana Oniță and Adam Sol.
Do you have poems you'd like to suggest for the anthology? Email the editorial board at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Editorial Board now changes yearly. Meet our 2021 team!
Senior Anthology Editors
Born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Lorna Crozier is the author of 15 books of poetry, including the Governor General’s Award–winning Inventing the Hawk. Crozier edited the anthologies Breathing Fire: Canada’s New Poets and Breathing Fire 2 with her husband, poet Patrick Lane. She lives in British Columbia.
Dane Swan is a Bermuda-born, Toronto-based spoken word artist, former slam poet, musician, author, and emerging editor. A former remedial English student, he is now an author of both fiction and poetry. Dane's second poetry collection, A Mingus Lullaby, was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in 2017.
Preferred poetic styles: Lyrical page poetry, contemporary page poetry, dub poetry, and spoken word
Preferred subjects: Social justice, music, history, and popular culture
Influences: Saul Williams, Richard Wright, Wanda Coleman, Walt Whitman, Richard Pryor, and Lenny Bruce
Phoebe Wang (she/her) is a first-generation Chinese Canadian writer and educator. Her collection of poetry, Admission Requirements, published with McClelland & Stewart in 2017 and was nominated for the Trillium Book Award. Waking Occupation, her second collection, is forthcoming in Spring 2022. She works at OCAD University as a Writing and Learning Consultant and is Writer-In-Residence at the University of New Brunswick in 2021-2022. Her work employs a lyric mode and is concerned with the interrelation of place, time and identity. She seeks to heal the rifts of colonization and trauma with language.
Junior Anthology Editor
Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang is the author of the poetry books Status Update (2013), which was nominated for the Pat Lowther Award and the Gerald Lampert Award–winning Sweet Devilry (2011). Her new book Grappling Hook, is due out with Palimpsest Press in the fall of 2022. Status Update is a book entirely based off of other people’s status updates on Facebook, which serve as the title to each of her poems. Her books of poetry include lyric poems, as well as poems using such traditional forms as glossa, sonnet, haiku, and many others. She is also the author of several children’s books, including picture books such as A Flock of Shoes, the non-fiction Warriors and Wailers, and the YA novel Breathing Fire. Sarah's work has been published and translated internationally, as well as named to the OLA Best Bets for Children, Best Books for Kids & Teens, and many others. She is the Poetry Editor for Arc Poetry Magazine.