Wondering who chooses the poems for our anthology?

Our Editorial Board

Since 2010, Damian Rogers, our founding Director and a poet, has selected hundreds of exciting poems for our anthology. Now she leads our editorial board of Hoa Nguyen and Joshua Whitehead, who will continue to build the anthology over the next three years, and Richard Harrison, the winner of the 2017 Governor General's Literary Awards for Poetry, who joins us as a guest editor this year.

Do you have poems you'd like to suggest for the anthology? Email the editorial board at poems@poetryinvoice.com

Richard Harrison is a multiple-award-winning poet, essayist, and editor. His most recent book, On Not Losing My Father's Ashes in the Flood, was awarded the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry. The book was shortlisted for the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize and won the Stephan G. Stephansson Alberta Poetry Prize. His six books of poetry include Big Breath of a Wish, poems about his daughter’s acquisition of language, and Hero of the Play, poems in the language of hockey, launched at the Hockey Hall of Fame. He has published on literary criticism, cosplay, spoken word poetry, and mathematics. As well as hockey and literature (about which he co-edited the collection Now is the Winter), Richard also contributes to the scholarship on the superhero: with MRU colleague Lee Easton, he co-authored the book of essays, Secret Identity Reader (2010). Richard teaches composition, creative writing (poetry), and comics and graphic novels.

Born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, Hoa Nguyen is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Violet Energy Ingots from Wave Books. Her work has received favorable notice from The New York Times, The Boston Review, Publishers Weekly, and The Walrus among others. She currently lives in Toronto where she teaches at Ryerson University, for Miami University’s low residency MFA program, for the Milton Avery School for Fine Arts at Bard College, and in a long-running, private poetics workshop.

The founding Creative Director of Poetry In Voice, Damian Rogers is the author of two books of poetry, Paper Radio and Dear Leader. Born and raised in suburban Detroit, Rogers has lived in Toronto since 2003, where she has worked as a journalist and poetry editor. 

Joshua Whitehead is an Oji-Cree, Two-Spirit storyteller and academic from Peguis First Nation on Treaty 1 territory in Manitoba. He is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Indigenous literatures and cultures at the University of Calgary on Treaty 7 territory. His most recent book of poetry is Full-Metal IndigiqueerFollow him on Twitter @JWhitehead204.