Adam Dickinson’s writing has been nominated for awards including the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, and the Raymond Souster Award. He was also a finalist for the CBC Poetry Prize and the K.M. Hunter Artist Award in Literature. His work has been translated into Chinese, Dutch, German, Norwegian, and Polish. He has been featured at festivals such as Poetry International in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the Oslo International Poetry Festival in Norway, and the Berlin International Poetry Festival in Germany. He teaches at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.
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Cobra Collins is a Mohkínstsis based Metis poet of significant height.
She has represented our city on a national level at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word as well as collaborated with artists of different backgrounds for dance (Fluid Movements Arts Festival) and performance festivals (IKG 1 ! Live Performance Festival). Cobra was also honoured to be shortlisted as a nominee for Calgary’s 2016 & 2018 poet laureate.
Mark Clintberg is an artist who works in the field of art history. He is represented by Pierre François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal, and is an Assistant Professor in the School of Critical and
Creative Studies at the Alberta University of the Arts, Calgary. Public and private collections across Canada and in the United States have acquired his work, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the Bank of Montreal Corporate Art Collection, the
Edmonton Arts Council, and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Journals and periodicals that have published his writing include Senses & Society, The Journal of Canadian Art History, C Magazine, ETC., Esse, BlackFlash, and The Art Newspaper.
amery Calvelli is curious about many things, mostly how people interact with place. Co-founding the non-profit Design Talks Institute (d.talks) seven years ago in Calgary, she has led the development of d.talks public events, small exhibitions, workshops and online publication with the aim of building community around architecture and design in the urban environment. She has curated and co-curated exhibitions including Cul-de-Sac, From Here Convening Place, Another Landscape and Nests for the End of the World as an Adjunct Curator, Poole Centre of Design at the Art Gallery of Alberta. She has worked with architects, artists and designers to renew connections with place; hosted radio interview program Space and Place for four years; and written about architecture.