#TPQ5: JAYE SIMPSON

Arielle Twist

Arielle’s debut collection is a stunning and brilliant exploration of transwomanhood and desirability.

Gwen Benaway

Gwen has been a front runner of Indigenous womanhood poetry and has provided much needed reprieve to many emerging queer Indigenous writers in CanLit.

Justin Ducharme

Justin’s work is wild and provocative while also being extremely generous and frankly kind.

Jessica Johns

Jessica’s work is tender and ferocious. From exploring the dualities of fighting and loving, she fuses ancestral beauty and vulnerability.

Brandi Bird

Brandi explores the depth of loss and land in one hand while also blending vivid imagery and tantalizing senses in a beautiful star blanket of love and loss.


Jaye Simpson is a queer indigenous trans woman trying to survive the end of the world.

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