John Elizabeth Stintzi is a novelist, poet, teacher & visual artist who was born and raised on a cattle farm in northwestern Ontario. They hold an MFA in Fiction from Stony Brook Southampton, and their work has received support from the Canada Council for the Arts, The Watermill Center, and has won The Malahat Review’s Long Poem Prize. Currently, they are on the shortlist for the RBC Bronwen Wallace award from the Writers’ Trust of Canada (the winner will be announced at a ceremony on May 28th). 

John’s work has been featured (or is forthcoming) in places like Black Warrior Review, PRISM International, The Malahat Review, Kenyon Review Online, and Ploughshares (click here to see more). In 2018, their poetry chapbook The Machete Tourist was published by knife | fork | book.

John now lives in Kansas City, Missouri, reads fiction for Nat. Brut, works remotely for NYU, and teaches writing for the Kansas City Art Institute.

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