Tuesday, August 9

Hot Ottawa Voices

Bardia Sinaee

Bardia has been poetry editor for In/Words, and will be one of the hosts of CKCU's Literary Landscapes starting this fall.

Bardia Sinaee is an Iranian-born, Canadian-raised third-year student at Carleton University. He works part-time at Ottawa's historic Mayfair Theatre, mostly in popcorn production and sales. Last fall, he was the poetry editor for In/Words, Carleton's incessant literary magazine. Starting this fall, he will host CKCU's Literary Landscapes on the last Thursday of each month. He hopes to one day work as either a full-time poetry editor, an Al Jazeera correspondent or a shit-disturbing political columnist.

 

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Frances Boyle

Winner of the 2013 Tree Chapbook Contest

Frances Boyle’s poetry and fiction has appeared in The New Quarterly, Vallum, CV2, Prairie Fire, Fiddlehead, Room, Ottawater, Freefall, Moonset and elsewhere, including anthologies on subjects from Hitchcock to form poetry to mother/daughter relationships.  Awards she’s received, in addition to Tree Press’s chapbook prize, include Arc’s Diana Brebner Prize, and This Magazine’s Great Canadian Literary Hunt for poetry (with third place for fiction in the same year).  She serves on Arc Poetry Magazine’s editorial board.  Happily making her home in Ottawa for many years, Frances maintains a yearning for both the prairies and the west coast.

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Kathryn Hunt

Kathryn Hunt's most recent poetic project was the full-length three-woman storytelling and poetry show The Warrior Queen: Chasing Boudicca.

Kathryn Hunt is originally from New Brunswick but has been living in Ottawa long enough to lose track. She studied at Carleton University and has since gone on to a wide variety of jobs, the most recent of which are at Arc Poetry Magazine, VERSeFest Ottawa, and Perfect Books. (Yes, all at the same time.) Her most recent poetic project was the full-length three-woman storytelling and poetry show The Warrior Queen: Chasing Boudicca, which debuted at the NAC Fourth Stage in January and will be performed again in November at the Shenkman Centre.

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