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Lorna Goodison is the author of 14 books of poetry, three short-story collections, and an essay collection. Her acclaimed memoir, From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her People (2009) was a finalist for the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and the Trillium Award, and won the B.C. Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. Born in Jamaica, Goodison has taught at the University of Toronto and the University of Michigan, and now lives in British Columbia. Goodison was Jamaica’s Poet Laureate from 2017 to 2020 and was the recipient of The Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2019.

Kaie Kellough is a novelist, sound performer and poet. His poetry collection Magnetic Equator won the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize and his novel Accordéon (2016) was shortlisted for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award. His most recent collection of short stories is Dominoes at the Crossroads (2020) published by Véhicule Press. His work migrates between poetry and fiction, between Canada and the Caribbean, and between text and sound. He lives in Montreal.