BEN LADOUCEUR is a writer living in Ottawa. His first collection of poems, Otter (Coach House Books), was selected as a best book of 2015 by the National Post, nominated for a 2016 Lambda Literary Award, and awarded the 2016 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for best debut poetry collection in Canada. He recently completed a three-month-long residency at the Al Purdy A-Frame in Ameliasburgh, ON.