Publishing what no one else will.
Since its incorporation in 1993, filling Station has encouraged dialogue among local and national writers through publication of their work. The magazine is dedicated to publishing high-quality experimental literature and the professionalization of its volunteer members.
Meet the team.
Melody Griffin she/her
Melody Griffin (she/her) is a Metis writer based out of Mohkinstsis and hailing from Miette. She is the founding editor of Lida Lit and President of fillingStation. She has an MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Calgary. Her work centres around reproductive rights and indigeneity. You can find her on Instagram and twitter @melojwrites.
Tasnuva Hayden she/her
Tasnuva Hayden is a writer based in Calgary, Alberta, where she works as a consulting engineer and editor for filling Station, Canada’s experimental literary magazine. Her work has appeared in Nōd, J’aipur Journal, Anti-Lang, carte blanche, Qwerty, and more. She is also the author of An Orchid Astronomy (University of Calgary Press), a book of experimental poetry cataloguing a migrating requiem of memories, mythologies, and science in the face of climate catastrophe and personal collapse.
Marc Lynch he/him
Director at Large, Board of Directors
Marc Herman Lynch is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Calgary and the former president of filling Station magazine. Between 2014 and 2019, he was the curator of flywheel Reading Series and also worked with the creative team at Wordsworth Youth Writing Camp. He resides in Moh'kins'tsis, otherwise known as Calgary, in Treaty 7 Territory, Alberta. His debut novel, Arborescent, was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2020.
Ethan Vilu she/her
Ethan Vilu (she/her) is a poet and editor from Calgary. Her longsheet A Decision Re: Zurich was published by The Blasted Tree in 2020, and her chapbook Drawings From Before The Red Year is forthcoming with Anstruther Press. Ethan has previously served as poetry editor for filling Station, and has additionally worked as managing editor for NōD Magazine. Her number one dream is to own and campaign a racehorse named Imaginary Friend.
Maryam Gowralli she/her
Maryam Gowralli is a poet, writer and editor of Trinidadian-Indian and Indonesian descent. Her debut poetry collection, Citizenship in Water is forthcoming with That Painted Horse Press in late 2022. Her works have appeared in PRISM International, Freefall, The Selkie, The Caribbean Writer and more. She is currently pursuing a Masters in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Calgary. You can find her at: www.maryamgowralli.com.
Joni Doornenbal she/her
Vice-President , Board of Directors
Joni Christina Doornenbal is a poet and critic with roots in Calgary and Crestomere, Alberta. She holds degrees in writing from the universities of Calgary and Groningen, the Netherlands.
Logan Pollon they/them
Logan Pollon (they/them) is a poet with a BA (Hons) in English from Mount Royal University and an MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Calgary. Their creative interest lies in queer experimental reimaginings of medieval literature and the misuse of the medieval in the modern day. Their poems can be found in the collection Drifting Like a Metaphor: Calgary Poets of Promise, published by Frontenac House. They live in Moh’kíns’tsis, also called Calgary, on Treaty 7 territory. Their cat loves them.