Gage Michael Wheatley (he/him) is a queer poet, writer and artist based in based in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal. In his works, Gage likes to draw parallels between his own world and those of plants, insects or artworks. He was recently featured in CV2, Yolk Literary Magazine, The Ekphrastic Review, among others, and was featured on Vallum's 2022 Poetry Award shortlist.
Meryem Yildiz (she/her) is a poet, translator and visual artist born and based in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal). She has contributed to various multidisciplinary events, literary magazines, and other publications in Canada and abroad. Her work has appeared in The Malahat Review, carte blanche, and Funicular Magazine, amongst others. She is the winner of The Malahat Review’s 2022 Far Horizons Award for Poetry, as well as the 2022 carte blanche Prize. As a hybrid bird, she feels most at home in liminal spaces.
Misha Solomon (he/him) is a queer poet in and of Tiohti:áke/Montréal. He is the author of two chapbooks: FLORALS (above/ground, 2020) and Full Sentences (Turret House, 2022). His work has appeared in The /tƐmz/ Review, Leste Magazine, Yolk Literary Magazine, and is forthcoming in Vallum. He is currently pursuing his MA at Concordia University.
Sadie (they/she) is an interdisciplinary artist and writer, who enjoys reading, writing, embroidering, and daydreaming. Sadie has been published in numerous publications both academic and creative, such as Bealtaine Magazine, The Glencree Journal, and History Studies, as well as having numerous blog posts on the Gender, Migration, and Madness website about lunatic asylums in 1800s Canada. Sadie specializes in textures of violence and is always curious about how to improve the form and function of the everyday.
Gazelle Bastan is a Montreal-based multidisciplinary artist. She learned calligraphy, gilding, and illumination techniques at an early age and soon after started seeking compositions and contribution of patterns to represent specific concepts. She received her master’s degree in Art Research from Tehran University in 2013. While earning her BFA at Concordia University she explored abstraction through painting, print and photography, and video art, focusing on the concepts of patterns and repetition. She has presented her work in many group exhibitions in Tehran, Damascus, and Montreal.