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 of the 2021-2022 academic year.
2. What did you study (are currently studying) at STU? Where did that take you (will take you)?
I’m in my fifth and (hopefully) final year at STU. I am majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and minoring in Psychology, Anthropology and Spanish. I came to STU intending to get a BA in English and eventually enrol in the Education program. Although I would still like to teach, my course of action has shifted, and I intend to get my TEFL certificate after I graduate this year.
3. What intrigued you about the ACPA?
I first interacted with the ACPA in my third-year Advanced Poetry class. Despite this, I only truly discovered my love and admiration for poetry until this past year. When Kathy sent out an email including the job posting, I applied within a few days. Why not combine two of my favourite things - poetry and editing?
4. What did you enjoy most about editing the ACPA?
I love that I’m working in a field that I’m confident in. I think that editing is a skill that I have greatly improved over the past four years I’ve spent at STU, and I’m excited to be applying it professionally.
5. Why should people be interested in what the ACPA has to offer?
I think it’s a great way for readers to discover Atlantic Canadian Poets! The website yields both older and emerging poets, with great analyses on select pieces from students. It’s not only a good resource for discovering poetry but also for research.
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.