Christine Thorpe, a native of Penticton, BC, is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Carleton University. Before settling on English Literature as a field of study, she studied biology, followed by mathematics and computer science. Since moving to London, she has joined the organizing committee of Poetry London and retired from the workaday life. Thorpe’s books include A Rind of Sun and Tendered Arms (both collaborations with her partner, James Wood), as well as, most recently, the chapbook Survival Strategies.
Brittany Renaud recently graduated from Western University with her Honours Bachelor of Art and hopes to pursue an MFA in Creative Writing in the next year. Renaud has published poetry in Occasus and the anthology Another London, and she aspires to write poetry and prose that is both accessible and thought-provoking. She’s currently working on a collection of poetry about Algonquin Park and family.