Issue One Contributors


Christina Norberg

Christina Norberg began her visual arts foundation in the fine art program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. After receiving a fine arts diploma, she continued to study drawing, painting, and sculpture at the School of Contemporary Art at Simon Fraser University. Norberg’s work can now be found in both private and corporate collections across North America, and overseas. In November 2013, she had her first international exhibition in Bologna, Italy. Actively involved in the Vancouver arts community, she is a regular participant of the Eastside Culture Crawl, Vancouver’s annual visual arts festival. In 2012, Norberg volunteered as Public Art Coordinator for Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. In 2014, she volunteered for the Vancouver Biennale’s International Artist Residency Program, assisting artists from around the world.


Valerie Arntzen

Valerie Arntzen was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1952. Other than two years in Los Angeles and 6 months in Amsterdam,  BC has been her home since she was 19. She loves assemblage and Joseph Cornell is her biggest influence. Collage and photography are also passions and sometimes she uses her photos in assemblage pieces.

Brook Pearson

Brook Pearson is a poet, philosopher, and scholar who lives with his family in Vancouver, Canada and teaches at the University of British Columbia. He was born in 1972 in Prince Rupert in northern British Columbia. His poems have been published in Canadian LiteratureThe GooseRepurposedArtAscentThe Wax Paper and EPIZOOTICS! zine.


Jamey Temple

Jamey Temple is the mother of three children under the age of six, who not only keep her Facebook statuses entertaining, but also help her to co-create bedtime stories.  In her spare time, Jamey utilizes her MFA from Spalding University, life experience as a patient and mother, and career experience as a publications coordinator by teaching writing and public relations courses at a small liberal arts college in Kentucky.  She also happens to live in a 1930’s Sears & Roebuck home.


Travis MacDonald

Travis Macdonald is a 2014 Pew Fellow in the Arts. He is also the author of two full-length books – The O Mission Repo [vol.1] (Fact-Simile Editions) and N7ostradamus(BlazeVox Books) – as well as severalchapbooks, including: Basho’s Phonebook (E-ratio), BAR/koans (Erg Arts), Sight& Sigh (Beard of Bees), Time (Stoked Press), Title Bout (Shadow Mountain Press),And Hoop Cores (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press) and Bookquet (Shirt Pocket Press).


Valentina Cano

Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time she has either reading or writing. Her works have appeared in numerous publications and her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Web. Her debut novel, The Rose Master, was published in 2014.


W. Jack Savage

W. Jack Savage is a retired broadcaster and educator. He is the author of seven books, including Imagination: The Art of W. Jack Savage  Jack and his wife Kathy live in Monrovia, California.


Shed Simas

Publisher, designer and artist, Shed Simas has motley interests in the book-related arts. Book sculpture, however, is an anomaly among his usual work with book design and illustration. V

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Fabio Sassi

Fabio Sassi makes photos and acrylics using tiny objects and what is considered to have no worth by the mainstream. Fabio lives and works in Bologna, Italy. His work can be viewed at: