STEPHANIE BOLSTER was born in Vancouver and raised in Burnaby, BC. She has published four books of poetry, the first of which, White Stone: The Alice Poems, won the Governor General’s and the Gerald Lampert Awards in 1998. She was honoured to edit the inaugural The Best Canadian Poetry in English in 2008 and is honoured once again to see her work appear here. She teaches creative writing at Concordia University in Montréal.