Tara Azzopardi's latest book is Last Stop, Lonesome Town (Mansfield Press 2015). Her poetry has appeared in the anthologies Surreal Estate (The Mercury Press), Rogue Stimulus (Mansfield Press) and the magazines Kiss Machine, Catch A Falling Star and Perpetual Motion Machine. A bass player and singer, she has played with country band The Pining and heavy psych/metal outfit Desert Meditator. Tara worked in a slew of independent video stores, where most of her influences come from. Born in Etobicoke, she lives in Peterborough.