Amanda Earl began going to the Tree Reading Series in 2001 when she featured, along with her fellow University of Ottawa creative writing workshop participants, for the launch of their chapbook. Kiki is Amanda’s first poetry book and came out with Chaudiere Books in 2014. Amanda is the managing editor of Bywords.ca and the fallen angel of AngelHousePress. For further information, please visit AmandaEarl.com. Amanda was a Tree Reading Series Hot Ottawa Voice in 2008 along with Pearl Pirie and Roland Prevost, and has featured at Tree in 2013 and 2015, and given a workshop in 2016.
Electric Garden takes language & imagery from the work of Gwendolyn MacEwen, Sylvia Plath & Anne Sexton. The poems address the physical & mental effects of entering menopause: hot flashes, cold flashes, temper tantrums, menstruation, increased sex drive, sleep troubles, creativity. Subjects a woman is not supposed to talk about. Amanda thanks the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Arts Council for funding
Poet widely published in Canadian literary journals, first collection forthcoming from Tightrope in 2013.
Dawn Kresan’s poetry has appeared in a number of literary journals, including The Dalhousie Review, Carousel, Vallum, Lichen, The Windsor Review, Prairie Journal, CV2, The Antigonish Review and Event. Her first full-length poetry collection will be published by Tightrope in 2013. She lives in Kingsville, Ontario, with her husband and their daughter.