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This is a gallery of work specially created for #ThinAir2022. Spend time with writers you love, and discover some new favourites! Ceci est une galerie de travaux spécialement créée pour #ThinAir2022. Passez du temps avec des écrivains que vous aimez et découvrez de nouveaux favoris!
John Elizabeth Stintzi is a non-binary writer, artist, and editor who grew up on a cattle farm in northwestern Ontario. Their work has been awarded the 2019 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, The Malahat Review’s 2019 Long Poem Prize, the Sator New Works Award, and has been shortlisted for the Amazon Canada First Novel Award and the Raymond Souster Award. JES is the author of the novels My Volcano and Vanishing Monuments, as well as the poetry collection Junebat. They are a poetry editor for CV2 as well as a writing instructor at the Kansas City Art Institute.
Interview / Entrevue
I never had to hide books from my parents when I was a kid, as my mom was a journalist and encouraged us to read, but I did occasionally read past my bedtime with the classic flashlight beneath the covers.
I don’t know that I have one, but the lines “I love / this garden in all its moods” from James Schuyler’s poem “Korean Mums” popped to mind immediately, and is as good an answer as any.
I am one aspiring to be the other (probably easy to guess).
Nightmares about how I’m failing an accounting class despite having never taken accounting and being long past being a student.
To be successful enough to be allowed to be a recluse.
Winnipeg is located in Treaty One territory, the traditional lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. THIN AIR, the annual celebration produced by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival, strives to honour the First People’s rich tradition of sharing stories as the ground for building genuine community and restoring right relations.
Winnipeg est située sur le territoire du Traité n ° 1, sur les terres traditionnelles des peuples Anishinaabeg, Cris, Oji-Cri, Dakota et Dene, ainsi que sur la patrie de la Nation métisse. THIN AIR, la célébration annuelle produite par le Winnipeg International Writers Festival, s’efforce d’honorer la riche tradition de partage d’histoires des Premiers Peuples comme base pour bâtir une communauté authentique et rétablir de bonnes relations.