The Muses' Company is proud to expose to the light the work of five exciting young poetic talents. Alison Calder unveils the ordinary day to reveal its lyrical beauty; Sharanpal Ruprai offers a rare and honest glimpse of family love; Melanie Unrau peels back the surface of our culture to uncover the uneasy tensions below; Kerry Ryan discloses the fear and courage in the hearts of young lovers; and Chandra Mayor strips language to the bone with her startling X-ray vision. Fresh, edgy, moving, provocative, and brand spanking new, the work in Exposed lays bare the creative power of a new generation of women poets.
About the authors
Poet and novelist Catherine Hunter has published three collections of poetry, Necessary Crimes, Lunar Wake, and Latent Heat (which won the Manitoba Book of the Year Award); three thrillers, Where Shadows Burn, The Dead of Midnight, and Queen of Diamonds (Ravenstone Press); the novella In the First Early Days of My Death; and the spoken word CD Rush Hour (Cyclops Press), which includes a bonus track featuring The Weakerthans. Two of her novels have been translated into German. Her essays, reviews, and poems appear in many journals and anthologies, including Essays on Canadian Writing, The Malahat Review, West Coast Line, Prairie Fire, CV2, The Echoing Years: Contemporary Poetry from Canada and Ireland, and Best Canadian Poems 2013. She edited Before the First Word: The Poetry of Lorna Crozier, and for ten years she was the editor of The Muses’ Company press. She teaches English and Creative Writing at the University of Winnipeg.
Chandra Mayor is a Winnipeg poet and editor. She has worked with dark leisure, Contemporary Verse 2, and Prairie Fire. Her work is included in the Cyclops Review. Her first collection of poetry, August Witch, was released in Fall 2002.
Sharanpal Ruprai is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg and is currently teacheing grades seven and eight in the city. Her work has appeared in Prairie Fire?s special issue entitled Race Poetry, Eh? She is one of three organizers of the monthly reading and open-mike series, "Speaking Crow." She is also on the Board of Directors of .