John Elizabeth Stintzi
John Elizabeth Stintzi’s poetry addresses love, mental health issues, and finding a way to make a home for yourself in your skin. They had a busy year in 2020, debuting both a novel, Vanishing Monuments (Arsenal Pulp Press) and a book of poetry Junebat (House of Anansi). Their work won the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers from the Writers’ Trust of Canada as well as the The Malahat Review’s Long Poem Prize in 2019. Though Stintzi was born and raised on a cattle farm in northwestern Ontario, they now live in Kansas city, teaching writing at the Kansas City Art Institute.