POET • TEACHER • EDITOR
Jami Macarty is the author of three chapbooks of poetry: Instinctive Acts (Nomados Literary Publishers, 2018), Mind of Spring (No. 22, Vallum Chapbook Series, 2017), winner of the 2017 Vallum Chapbook Award, and Landscape of The Wait (Finishing Line Press, 2017), a poetic response to her nephew William’s car accident and year-long coma. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in American, Australian, Canadian, and French journals, including Arc Poetry Magazine, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Fiddlehead, Grain, Interim, Levure littéraire, Otoliths, PRISM international, and Volt. Former Executive Director of Tucson Poetry Festival (1996-2005), her current forays into arts community service, include workshop instructor and event host for Pandora’s Collective, a Poetry Ambassador (2016-2018) for Vancouver’s Poet Laureate, Rachel Rose, and a Fresh Local Poet for Vancouver Park Board (2016-2018). She teaches poetry and poetics at Simon Fraser University; yoga and meditation privately. As well as in Canada and the United States, she’s taught English and Yoga in Ecuador, Ethiopia, Nepal, and United Arab Emirates. As co-founder and editor of the online poetry journal The Maynard, she promotes the work of other writers. On Medium, she writes Peerings & Hearings–Occasional Musings on Arts in the City of Glass, a blog series supporting arts and community (begun in 2016 as a featured column for Anomaly/Anomalous Press). Her own work has been supported by Arizona Commission on the Arts and British Columbia Arts Council, among others; by Pushcart Prize nominations, by finalist designations for her full-length poetry manuscript, including the 2017 Robert Kroetsch Award and the Lexi Rudnitsky Award–and by beloved readers.