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Adam Sol, Alisha Kaplan, Lisa Richter

Alisha Kaplan is a poet and practitioner of narrative medicine. She has an MFA in Poetry from New York University and a BA in English and Creative Writing from Barnard College. Honours she has received include the Hippocrates Prize in Poetry and Medicine, a Rona Jaffe Fellowship, and a Lenore Marshall Barnard Poetry Prize. She is also a winner of the W. B. Yeats Society of New York Poetry Competition and the Eden Mills Writers Festival Literary Contest. Kaplan’s writing has appeared in Fence, Lilith, DIAGRAM, PRISM International, Carousel, and elsewhere. Her debut collection of poems, Qorbanot: Offerings, a collaboration with artist Tobi Kahn, was published in 2021 by SUNY Press. She splits her time between downtown Toronto and Bela Farm in Hillsburgh, Ontario. www.alishakaplan.com

Lisa Richter (she/her) is a Toronto-based poet, writer, and educator. She is the author of two full-length collections, Closer to Where We Began (Tightrope Books, 2017) and Nautilus and Bone (Frontenac House, 2020), winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Poetry and longlisted for the Raymond Souster Award. Her poetry and nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Grain, The Literary Review of Canada, The New Quarterly, and The Malahat Review. She teaches community-based creative writing workshops for the Writers Collective of Canada. 

Adam Sol has published five books of poetry and one collection of essays, How a Poem Moves: A Field Guide for Readers of Poetry. He is Coordinator for the Creative Expression & Society Program at the University of Toronto’s Victoria College, and lives in Toronto with his wife, Rabbi Yael Splansky, and their three sons.