The CV2 Team


Editor & Poetry Editor: Chelsea Peters
Circulation, Production & Design Coordinator: Ashley Au
Poetry Editors: Hannah Green, Chimwemwe Undi, Selina Boan, and John Elizabeth Stintzi
First Reader: Yelani Peiris
Managing Editor: Sophie Guillas
Programming Coordinator: Catherine Acebo
Proofreaders:Emilie Derkson-Poirier, Sarah Michaelson, Jenny Henkelman

Board of Directors:

Yelani Peiris (President)
Nathalie Kaboha (Vice President)
Cole Thomas (Secretary)
Samir Georges (Treasurer)
Jenna Brignoly
Geoff Anderson
SJ Grimes
Arianna Montanino

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.

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 writer, lawyer and poetry editor with CV2. She was the recipient of the 2022 John Hirsch Emerging Writer Award, and is a board member for Artspace Inc. and Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie. She lives and works on Treaty 1 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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.

Yelani Peiris is a Sri Lankan poet and content marketer based in Winnipeg, Canada. She holds a BA (Hons) in English from the University of Manitoba. Yelani’s hobbies include running a fashion blog, speed reading audiobooks and arguing with her dog, Leela, while on Zoom calls.

Sophie Guillas lives and works in Treaty 1 Territory. She holds a BA (Hons) in English from the University of Manitoba, and a Masters in English from the University of Western Ontario. Sophie’s hobbies include crocheting, writing spooky stories, and cooking.

Catherine Acebo lives and works in Treaty 1 territory. She holds a BA (Advanced) in History and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. Catherine’s hobbies include baking, spending reckless amounts of time thrifting, and scrapbooking!

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.

Sarah Michaelson is a musician, arts educator, copy editor and proofreader living on Treaty 1 territory. She has been fortunate to work at CV2 since 2009. Her other work in publishing includes tending to manuscripts for novels, non-fiction works and poetry for Fernwood Press and ARP Books. She is infatuated with The New York Times crossword puzzle.