BLAINE COOMBES studied fine arts at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and now lives in North Vancouver. He wrote "Rough Sketch" when he was a part-time student at Capilano College, and looking forward to being a father himself.
DENNIS REID has published stories and poetry in Matrix, Antigonish Review and other magazines. He is editor of Wot magazine, in Victoria. Dennis is currently revising a novel, "Tell Your Mother You Love Her."
ROSANNA YAMAGIWA ALFARO lives in Cambridge, Mass. and has published in many little magazines. She co-authored a play for CBC Radio and her Behind Enemy Lines, about the Japanese-American evacuation during WW II, ran at People's Theatre in Cambridge last year, and was produced in New York City, April 1982.
BARRY COGSWELL teaches sculpture in the Studio Art Program of Capilano College. We have published his work in The Capilano Review 11 & 12. Since 1977, he has participated in various symposia, won two public commissions and has presented his work in several group and one-person exhibitions. Cogswell is developing a strong national reputation.
M. B. DUGGAN was born in Comox, B.C. and lives in Winnipeg. Poems have appeared or will be appearing in a number of magazines, including Repository, Origins, Quarry, and Event.
MARLENE COOKSHAW lives in Victoria and has had work published in Matrix, Descant, Prism, Grain, Northern Light, and Fiddlehead.
JOY RUSSELL was born in Belize. She is a dancer, a telephone operator, and a student in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University.
BILLY LITTLE is most likely to be found at Octopus Books East on Sunday afternoons, where he organizes and emcees the readings that take place year-round at the bookstore. Billy Little is also known as ZONKO and SHOOTING STAR.
JOEY MORGAN was born in 1951. She attended Concord Academy, traditionally a funnel to Radcliffe. She learned about colour in the Sarah Lawrence Library when she was fourteen. She did not attend Radcliffe, but rather went to Bard College for 12 days. Between 1970-74 at the height of student revolt, she bounced between the Rhode Island School of Design and the School of Visual Arts in New York. She came to Canada shortly thereafter and was first employed as an illustrator for Environment Canada. She now works part-time for The Province.