Word Up Online, December 2020

writer poet Cornelia Hoogan

Cornelia Hoogland

Cornelia Hoogland is the award winning poet of Trailer Park Elegy and Woods Wolf Girl. She was the 2019 writer-in-residence for both the Al Purdy A-Frame and the Whistler Literary Society.
Cosmic Bowling is a collaborative work of Ted Goodden’s ceramic sculptures and Cornelia Hoogland’s poems. They are responding through image and text to the 64 hexagrams contained in the ancient book of wisdom, the I Ching, or Book of Changes. Cosmic Bowling’s calm weather lands in the midst of twitter storms in which everybody wants to start a conversation. Here’s a conversation—facilitated through visual art and poetry—that’s been going on for three millennia, one that asks the perennial question: How should we live now? 

Michael Mirolla

Michael Mirolla’s publications include three Bressani Prize winners: the novel Berlin (2010); the poetry collection The House on 14th Avenue (2014); and the short story collection, Lessons in Relationship Dyads (2016). He has also authored two novellas, three novels, two short story collections and a second poetry collection. The short story, “A Theory of Discontinuous Existence,” was selected for The Journey Prize Anthology; and “The Sand Flea” was a Pushcart Prize nominee. His latest novella, The Last News Vendor, claimed first place in the Readers View Awards. A speculative fiction collection, Paradise Islands & Other Galaxies, came out in the fall. In 2019, Michael served a three-month writer’s residency at the Historic Joy Kogawa House in Vancouver, during which time he finished the first draft of a novel, The Second Law of Thermodynamics. When not writing, Michael serves as editor-in-chief of Guernica Editions, a Canadian literary publishing house. Born in Italy, raised in Montreal, Michael lives in Hamilton.

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