Emily Cann is originally from Prince Edward Island. She is currently living in New York City where she is working on completing her MSc at Columbia University after having obtained her MA from the University of Guelph last year. Her independent research project during her MA drew significantly on the contributions Herb Wyile made to Atlantic-Canadian literary studies. She is very honoured to be able to write about Herb in SCL and still wishes she were able to thank him for everything he has done for her.
Davita DesRoches is a graduate student at Wake Forest University’s School of Divinity, where she is a Wait Graduate Fellow in Theology and Ministry. She holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and English from Acadia University and an MA in English from McGill University. Her research is broadly concerned with interrogating feminist praxis: in the early feminist poetics of British Romantic poet Charlotte Smith and in progressive efforts to imagine viable models for women in church and religious leadership.
Amelia Labenski is a PhD candidate at Queen’s University who is focussing her studies on the politicization of children in American fiction with a secondary interest in animal studies. She completed her BA (Hons.) in English with a second major in Biology at Acadia University and her MA at Queen’s University.
Amy Parkes is an associate member of the League of Canadian Poets and a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network. She is currently a poetry MFA candidate at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her poetry has been published in Estuary, The Athenaeum, Umbel & Panicle, Cauldron Anthology, and Barrelhouse Literary Magazine. Parkes has been anthologized in Post Ghost Press’s Small Poems for the Masses Vol II, and will be included in the University of Prince Edward Island’s forthcoming collection of poetry celebrating the province. Her current manuscript grapples with mental disorders and trauma through language rooted in Atlantic Canada’s landscape.
Mercedes Peters is a Mi’kmaw PhD student in History at the University of British Columbia interested primarily in researching the impacts of settler colonial state policy on Indigenous identities and resistance movements. She completed her History MA at Dalhousie University, and her BA (Hons.) at Acadia University in History as well — but with some arguably important influence from an English minor, which she carries with her to this day.