ELISE PARTRIDGE was born in the United States and spent her adult years in Canada. She was a finalist for the BC Book Prize and the Gerald Lampert Award and won the Canadian Authors Association Poetry Award. Partridge’s work has been anthologized in Canada, the US, Ireland, and the UK. Her third and final collection, The Exiles’ Gallery (House of Anansi) was published in 2015. She died in February of 2015.