The Bull Calf

Reviews of Fiction, Poetry, and Literary Criticism

2017 Reviewers

Jennifer Baker is a poet, doctoral candidate and part-time professor at the University of Ottawa specializing in Canadian Literature. Her first chapbook, Abject Lessons, was published by above/ground press in 2014. Her poetry, interviews, and reviews have appeared in Ottawater, The Journal of Canadian Poetry, Illiterature, and Dusie.

Caroline Boreham is completing her MA in English at McGill University where she studies the British novel. She loves European cinema and discovering new voices in translation. She lives in Montreal. 

George Elliott Clarke is the E.J. Pratt Professor of Canadian Literature at the University of Toronto. He is also the 7th Parliamentary Poet Laureate (2016-17). His newest books are Canticles I (MMXVII) (Guernica Editions) and The Merchant of Venice (Retried)(Gaspereau Press).

Joel Deshaye is an assistant professor at Memorial University. His articles and reviews have appeared in various Canadian and international journals. He is the author of The Metaphor of Celebrity: Canadian Poetry and the Public, 1955-1980 (2013)

Marc André Fortin teaches at the Université de Sherbrooke. 


Jeremy Luke Hill is the publisher at Vocamus Press, a micro-press that publishes the literary culture of Guelph, Ontario. He is also the Managing Director at Friends of Vocamus Press, a non-profit community organization that supports book culture in Guelph. He has written a collection of poetry, short prose, and photography called Island Pieces, a chapbook of poetry called These My Streets, and an ongoing series of poetry broadsheets called Conversations with Viral Media. His criticism and poetry have appeared in places like CV2, The Town Crier, The Goose, and The Windsor Review.

A. Irene Mangoutas is a PhD Candidate at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She is currently writing her dissertation on memory, nostalgia, and fantasy in neo-Victorian British literature and film, with a particular interest in English country house narratives and the Great War. Irene is on the editorial board of The Lamp, the graduate creative writing journal at Queen’s University. She holds a BA (‘09) and MA (‘10) from the University of Toronto. 

Zain R. Mian has recently graduated from McGill University with First Class Honours in English Literature. He begins graduate studies this fall, focusing on postcolonial literature, the state, and nationalism. Zain has been a dedicated reader, writer, and editor of fiction for much of his life. He has edited Old McGill, The Veg Literary Magazine, and Scrivener Creative Review. He is presently the founding editor of Harf: An Undergraduate Journal of South Asian Studies.

David R. Pitt was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland and currently lives in Montreal with his beautiful wife. He is an English MA student at McGill University, his main areas being Early Modern English literature and Milton studies.

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