The CV2 Team


Editor & Poetry Editor: Chelsea Peters
Managing Editor & Reviews Editor: Emilie Derkson-Poirier
Circulation, Production & Design Coordinator: Ashley Au
Poetry Editors: Hannah Green, Chimwemwe Undi, Selina Boan, and John Elizabeth Stintzi

Board of Directors:

Charlotte Duggan (President)
Nathalie Kaboha (Vice President)
Cole Thomas (Secretary)
Yelani Peiris (Treasurer)
Jenna Brignoly
Janine Brown
Sophie Guillas
Vindra Jain
Steve Lennon

Chelsea Peters is a writer and editor based on Treaty 1 territory. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia.

Emilie Derkson-Poirier works in communications at APTN and holds a BA (Hons) in Sociology from the University of Winnipeg. She lives and works on Treaty 1 territory.

Ashley Au is a Winnipeg-based bassist, composer, sound artist, arranger, and queer creative with a degree in Jazz Bass Performance from Brandon University. Ashley is the Vice President of the West End Cultural Centre board of directors and sits on the boards of Girls Rock Winnipeg and Creative Manitoba as well as FACTOR Canada’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee. Ashley is the director of Cluster New Music + Integrated Arts Festival and is currently scoring her first opera, Inertia (libretto by Christene Brown), commissioned by Loose Tea Music Theatre (TO), which is set to debut in 2023.

Hannah Green is a writer and poetry editor at CV2. She was a poetry finalist for the 2021 Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. Her long poem XANAX COWBOY is forthcoming with House of Anansi in 2023.

Chimwemwe Undi is a performance and page poet living and writing as a guest on Treaty 1 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her work has appeared on stages at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and in the pages of Room MagazineArc Poetry Magazine, and CV2, among others. She holds an MA in linguistics from York University. Her debut chapbook, The Habitual Be, was published by University of Nebraska Press in 2017.

Selina Boan is a white settler-nehiyaw writer living on the traditional, unceded territories of thexʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-waututh), and sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) peoples. Her debut poetry collection, Undoing Hours, was published in Spring 2021 by Nightwood Editions. Her work has been published widely, including The Best Canadian Poetry 2018 and 2020. She has received several honours, including the 2017 National Magazine Award for Poetry, Room Magazine Emerging Writer Award, and was a finalist for the 2016 and 2020 CBC poetry award.

John Elizabeth Stintzi is an award-winning non-binary writer and artist. They are the author of novels My Volcano (2022) and Vanishing Monuments, as well as the poetry collection Junebat and the chapbooks Plough Forward the Higgs Field and The Machete Tourist. They live and work in the United States with their wife and a terrier named Grendel.