Aaron Tucker’s poetic works and reviews have been published across Canada. His chapbook, apartments, was shortlisted for the 2010 bpNichol Chapbook award. His current project, tentatively titled punchlines, is moving ever slowly forward, with the latest iteration having been released by above/ground in the summer of 2013. Aaron came up with the original concept for the Chessbard and wrote the original poems for the translator.

His collection of essays Interfacing with the Internet in Popular Cinema is going to be published by Palgrave-Macmillan in the summer of 2014.

In addition, he is a professor in the English department at Ryerson University where he is currently teaching essay writing and digital literacy to first year students.

He is working on learning chess in between watching his beloved Raptors lose games. You can reach him atucker[at]ryerson[dot]ca

Jody Polar Bear SwimJody Miller is a software developer and language enthusiast, and is keen for opportunities to combine the two. Whether it’s studying languages (including Mandarin, French, and Japanese) or performing stand-up comedy, he believes that software can help us do better. While his comedy generating robot (based on Google n-gram data) has yet to come up with any solid jokes, he holds out hope for the future.

He also studies Human Anatomy and Physiology at Ryerson University, swims religiously, and occasionally fosters dogs and cats. You can reach him at







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