About


Bio

From Manitoba, Treaty 1 Territory, Evan J (he/they) is a poet living in Sioux Lookout, Treaty 3 Territory, Ontario. Evan splits his time between (1) writing poetry, (2) editing other writers’ work, (3) consuming literature and art, (4) finding place within nature, (5) decolonizing, (6) writing a novel about land and the laws placed upon it, (7) advocating for transgender rights, (8) helping operate the Sioux-Hudson Literacy Council’s (SHLC) Adult Learning Centre, a drop-in centre for Indigenous adults experiencing homelessness and/or addictions, (9) managing DOI2T, a program that uses contemporary technologies like 3D printing to improve the digital literacy of adults, (10) exploring.


Committee and Board Memberships

THIN AIR Winnipeg International Writers Festival Selection Committee

Sioux Lookout Vulnerable Population Committee (SLVPC)

Sioux Lookout Healthy Community Task Force (HCTF)

Sioux Lookout Situation Table (SLST) for emergency prevention

AlphaPlus’s Ontario-based adult literacy and basic skills Blended-Learning Advisory Committee

ABC Life Literacy’s national adult literacy Programs and Research Committee (PARC)


Awards, Nominations, Recognition

CV2 Young Buck Poetry for 2021 – Honourable Mention

Eden Mills Writers’ Festival’s Read at The Fringe Contest for 2020 – Third Place

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Magazine Lush Triumphant Literary Award for Poetry 2019 – Runner Up


Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grant for Writers 2019 – 3x recipient


Jury Committee Member for Ontario Arts Council Literary Project Grants in 2019

Vallum Award for Poetry 2018Winner

Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grant for Writers 2018


Publishing History

Poetry Books

Poems

  • “Re ember,” EVENT magazine, June 2021
  • “How to grow fennel,” CV2 magazine, May 2021
  • A stab motion, a quiet town (Five poem suite), subTerrain magazine, issue 86, January 2021
  • “The boreal,” The Antigonish Review, issue 201-02, Fall 2020
  • “The Huldufolk meet Coyote,” CV2 magazine, August 2020
  • “Bear paw and beast,” Blank Spaces magazine, June 2020
  • “It’s no real pleasure in life,” Blank Spaces magazine, June 2020
  • “Of course you do find spicy bits,” Literary Review of Canada, May 2020
  • “Valhalla,” Bywords magazine, April 2020
  • “This poem is both thank-you and erotic,” subTerrain magazine, issue 83, November 2019
  • “Invaders: Mystery Space Riders,” subTerrain magazine, issue 82, May 2019
  • Bloor-Yonge,” Vallum magazine, issue 16.1, May 2019
  • “Prison’s Great Threat is Creative Constriction,” Grain magazine, issue 46.2, January 2019
  • “Wil, a Front Runner,” Echolocation magazine, October 2018
  • “The cyclist managed Patagonia,” Echolocation magazine, October 2018
  • “The sun sets, etc.” Vallum magazine, issue 15.1, May 2018
  • “Ignite! We are Fire, then Blackness,” untethered magazine, issue 4.1, April 2018
  • “A poem for the bagel-master,” The Veg magazine, Fall 2017 issue, November 2017
  • “I sleep with mountains and politics and think of you once,” Soliloquies Anthology, issue 22.1, November 2017
  • “David Harvey wears a t-shirt,” Soliloquies Anthology, issue 22.1, November 2017
  • “Mérida,” In/Words magazine, issue 17.1, November 2017
  • “Maché,” Scrivener Creative Review, volume 42, April 2017
  • SUNFLOWERS,” Bywords magazine, April 2017
  • March,” Artichoke magazine, issue 6.6, March 2017
  • “WHIP,” Ottawa Arts Review, issue 9.2, February 2017
  • “Our books line the shore,” Apparatus (anthology of creative literature from Inspiritus Press), January 2017
  • “Fins for the Sickle,” Soliloquies Anthology, issue 21.1, December 2016
  • “Marks on the ice,” Vallum magazine, issue 13.2, November 2016
  • I want you to see the sky,” Bywords magazine, September 2016
  • “Sittin’ on a boat,” Bywords magazine, February 2016
  • so, anxiety,” In/Words magazine, issue 15.1, October 2015
  • “County Sligo,” Spring’s Gentle Rain (anthology of writing from the Canadian Poetry Institute), 2015
  • “The Turbid Moment,” The Tracery of Trees (anthology of writing from the Canadian Poetry Institute), 2015

Poetry Chapbooks

  • The Old Canon, digitally self-published, January 2021
  • UrchinIn/Words Press, March 2018
  • Eugenie, The River Publishing, November 2017

Articles


Interviews and Media

Review: Urchin by Evan Hoskins,” by Jordan Prato, The Town Crier / The Puritan, July 2019.

Want to be part of Toronto’s art scene? New monthly event encourages emerging artists to join in,” by Allyson Aritcheta, This Magazine, April 2017.

Interview with Evan Hoskins,” by Jason Freure, The Town Crier / The Puritan, February 2017.


Formal Education

Master of Arts, York University (Toronto), 2017

Honours Year, Carleton University (Ottawa), 2016

Bachelor of Arts, University of Manitoba (Winnipeg), 2012


Literary Employment History

Cloud Lake Literary (Thunder Bay), Contributing Writer and Literary Fiction Editor, 2020-present

Brick, A Literary Journal (Toronto), Editorial Assistant, 2016-2018

Slackline Creative Arts Series – Literature and Arts Presentation Series (Toronto), Director, 2016-2018

Existere, A Literary Journal of Arts & Literature (Toronto), Poetry Editor, 2016-2017


Writing Courses Facilitated

Poetry for our Future!” in Treaty 3 Territory in 2021.

“Zine Making and Poetry” at Sioux Lookout’s Be Free, Be Me Conference in 2018.

“Poetry 101” at Urban International School of Toronto in 2017 and 2018.


Photography Publications

“Skeleton near Ignace, ON,” Brick, A Literary Journal, issue 102, December 2018