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’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.