Evan J comes from Cree, Anishinaabe, Sioux, and Métis traditional territory, the land of Treaty 1. Evan is a white male and the ancestor of several settler families; if you have read Evan’s work, he implores you to read at least two other non-white writers. For the past few years in Toronto, Evan was an Editorial Assistant at Brick, A Literary Journal, Poetry Editor at Existere, A Journal of Art and Literatureand the Literary Director and Founder of Slackline Creative Arts Series. Evan currently works as an Indigenous adult-literacy educator in Sioux Lookout. Evan also shoots photography and crafts professionally.


Master of Arts, York University, 2017
Honours Year, Carleton University, 2016
Poetry Certificate, University of Toronto, 2015
Bachelor of Arts, University of Manitoba, 2012

Awards and Nominations

Vallum Award for Poetry 2018 – Winner

Publishing History

Poetry Chapbooks

UrchinIn/Words Press, March 2018
Eugenie, The River Publishing, November 2017
BreadThe River Publishing, September 2017


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 fall 2017 issue, November 2017
“I sleep with mountains and politics and think of you once,” Soliloquies Anthology, issue 22.1November 2017
“David Harvey wears a t-shirt,” Soliloquies Anthology, issue 22.1, November 2017
“Mérida,” In/Words magazine, issue 17.1November 2017
Maché,” Scrivener Creative Review, volume 42April 2017
SUNFLOWERS,” Bywords magazine, April 2017
March,” Artichoke magazine, issue 6.6March 2017
“WHIP,” Ottawa Arts Review, issue 9.2February 2017
“Our books line the shore,” Apparatus (anthology of creative literature from Inspiritus Press), January 2017
“Fins for the Sickle,” Soliloquies Anthology, issue 21.1December 2016
“Marks on the ice,” Vallum magazine issue 13.2November 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 15.1October 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


“The Curriculum Won’t Change For Us: A Review of Cherie Dimaline’s The Marrow Thieves,” Existere, A Journal of Arts and Literature, issue 38.1, December 2018
“Review of Wendy McGrath’s A Revision of Forward,” Existere, A Journal of Arts and Literature, issue 37.2, March 2018
Review of Laurie D. Graham’s Settler Education,” Bywords magazine, February 2018
“Review of Jordan Scott’s Night & Ox,” Existere, A Journal of Arts and Literature, issue 36.1, October 2016
Fishing for an Asian carp solution,” Illinois Country Living magazine, June 2014
Traveling On A Budget,” The Manitoban newspaper, April 2014
O(H) NO! It’s Music Festival Time!,” The Manitoban newspaper, March 2014

Editing, Copywriting, and/or Proofing

Editing and proofing of Sara Mang’s short stories in 2018.
Editing, proofing, and social media management for Brick, A Literary Journal in Toronto from 2016-2018.
Proofing and social media posts for the Be Free Be Me Conference in Sioux Lookout in 2018.

(more to come when I get proper time to edit this page)

Photography Publications

“Burnt-building skeleton near Igance, ON,” Brick, A Literary Journal, issue 102, December 2018