John Elizabeth Stintzi is a novelist, poet, & teacher who was born and raised on a cattle farm in northwestern Ontario. Their work has received support from the Canada Council for the Arts and The Watermill Center. In 2019, Stintzi was awarded the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers from the Writers’ Trust of Canada, as well as being named a winner of The Malahat Review’s Long Poem Prize. Their debut novel, Vanishing Monuments, will be published by Arsenal Pulp Press in Spring 2020.

Stintzi’s work has been published throughout the United States and Canada, in places like Ploughshares, Kenyon Review Online, Black Warrior Review, The Malahat Review, and PRISM International. They are the author of poetry chapbooks The Machete Tourist (kfb 2018) and Plough Forward the Higgs Field (Rahila’s Ghost, fall 2019). They currently live with their partner—and a dog named Grendel—in Kansas City, Missouri, where they teach at the Kansas City Art Institute. They are also the restless design ghost at Split City Reads.


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