Jason Stefanik

Jason Stefanik is a second-generation adoptee raised in Manitoba’s Interlake. He currently resides in Winnipeg’s North End. He is a founding member of neither/neither, a creative collective at the Edge Gallery in Winnipeg’s inner city, and also facilitates a small poetry workshop for inmates at Stony Mountain Penitentiary. His poems have appeared in tart, Misunderstandings Magazine, Grain, Nashwaak Review, and Arc. He is the recipient of this year’s Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award, awarded annually by Prairie Fire and judged this year by poet Ken Babstock, for his powerful protest poem, “Letter to Leonard Peltier.”