who we are…

Who can say really? Here’s a version of us.

JayMillArcolour BookThug’s publisher Jay MillAr is a poet, editor and publisher who has been actively involved in the Canadian experimental poetry community for the past fifteen years. He is the author of five books, published by Coach House Books, Nightwood Editions, Mercury Press, and Snare Books; the co-editor of the magazine BafterC; and the proprietor of the online bookstore Apollinaire’s Bookshoppe. He’s also holds a Masters of Information Sciences from the University of Toronto.

SampirisiManaging Editor Jenny Sampirisi is a poet, novelist, publisher, and teacher. She is the Managing Editor of BookThug and the Associate Director of the Scream Literary Festival. Her first novel is/was was published in 2008 through Insomniac Press’ Wayside Editions. She teaches English at Ryerson University and facilitates the online concrete poetry website, Other Cl/utter. She is currently finishing up ‘Croak’, a collection of poems about digital deformity.

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BookThug intern Catherine Paquette is a Toronto-based writer and teacher. She is the author of the chapbook: the burden of a song (Mercutio Press 2007), which is a long-poem/visual experiment. Her work has appeared in publications such as brokenpencil, misunderstandings magazine, Fireweed, and the conundrum press book ‘Papercut Heart’, as well as in various American online journals. She is currently completing a hard-boiled detective novel called ‘A Theory of Darkness’ about the ever-so-broad mystery of time.