Living in Sioux Lookout, Evan J writes poetry. During the day, Evan is employed by the Sioux-Hudson Literacy Council, where his duties are threefold: helping to operate the Sioux Lookout Adult Learning Centre; managing the Sioux Lookout activities of DOI2T, a program that uses contemporary technologies like 3D printing to improve adults’ digital literacy; and travelling around Ontario so to manage DOI2T’s expansion into other education facilities. His personal interests include fishing, hunting, birding, and the study of Oji-Cree.

Awards, Nominations, and Recognition

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

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 2018 – Winner

Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grant for Writers 2018

Formal Education

Master of Arts, York University, 2017

Honours Year, Carleton University, 2016

Bachelor of Arts, University of Manitoba, 2012

Publishing History

Poetry Books

  • Ripping down half the trees, McGill-Queen’s University Press, Spring 2021


Poetry Chapbooks

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


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.

Writing Courses Facilitated

Poetry for our Future!” in Treaty 3 Territory in 2020.

“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

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