As ACPA Editors, we wish to give you accurate, relevant, and strongly written information on Atlantic Canadian poets and their works. Whether we were poetry enthusiasts or not before working for the ACPA, the archive has stirred a passion in us for the work in our backyard.
Below you will be introduced to the current Managing Editor of the ACPA and learn what she has to offer towards the diversity of the archive. Please take a minute to read her story. We hope you appreciate her as much as we do.
1. What year were you Managing Editor of the ACPA?
I’m the current Managing Editor, having begun in 2022.
2. What did you study (are currently studying) at STU? Where did that take you (will take you)?
I’m currently at the mid-point in my English Language and Literature degree, hoping to aim for an Honors with a Concentration in Creative Writing. My minor is in Anthropology, and I’m currently looking into a second major in either Education or Journalism. I’m still trying to figure out exactly where I want to go in life, but the ultimate goal has always been to publish my own creative works one day. I’m currently writing a few different projects, mainly a novel and a show script.
3. What intrigued you about the ACPA?
I originally discovered this website through the poetry unit of a creative writing class taught by Kathy Mac at STU. As a long-time writer, I’ve always respected poetry but haven’t understood it as well as prose or script. So when I saw that Kathy Mac had an Editorial Position open for the ACPA, I saw a chance to put my editing skills to good use and broaden my horizons.
4. What did you enjoy most about editing the ACPA?
It’s great to be working in a field that I’m passionate about. It’s hard for newer writers like myself to get jobs without a degree, so having a chance to practice my writing and editing skills, as well as indulge in my love for the arts, is a dream come true for me. I get to build my portfolio and share part of my home/culture with the world.
5. Why should people be interested in what the ACPA has to offer?
I find that the ACPA offers a rich education on both Poetry and Atlantic Canadian culture. Exploring this website will teach you about the past and present of many poets and the world they live(d) in. I hope anyone who visits this website comes out of it having learned something new; either about us, our region, or themselves.
The ACPA wouldn't be what it is today without our past managing editors. Take a minute to appreciate their work by reading their stories here.