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
Roland Prevost's first trade poetry publication Singular Plurals (Chaudiere Books, 2014) came out in the fall of 2014. He has been published by Arc Poetry Magazine, Descant, The Toronto Quarterly, Ottawa Arts Review, among many others. He is the author of five chapbooks, including Culls (above/ground press, 2015). He won the 2006 John Newlove Poetry Award, judged that year by Erín Moure. He was managing editor of Poetics.ca, and founding managing editor of seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics. He lives and writes in Ottawa.