SONNET L’ABBÉ, PhD, was born in Toronto and lives on Vancouver Island. She is the author of A Strange Relief and Killarnoe, and was the 2014 guest editor of Best Canadian Poetry. Her chapbook of plant-human poems, Anima Canadensis, was published by Junction Books in 2016. In her latest collection, Sonnet’s Shakespeare, (McClelland and Stewart, 2018), L’Abbé “writes over” all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Poems from Sonnet’s Shakespeare appear in Best American Experimental Writing 2016. L’Abbé is a professor of Creative Writing and English at Vancouver Island University.