Poet and novelist Mary di Michele is the author of over 12 books, including selected poems, Stranger in You, and the novel, Tenor of Love. Her awards include the C.B.C. literary competition, the Confederation Poet’s prize, and the Malahat Review’s long poem competition. Luminous Emergencies was short-listed for the Trillium; Debriefing the Rose and The Flower of Youth for the A.M. Klein. She is part of the writing group Yoko’s Dogs with Jane Munro, Susan Gillis, and Jan Conn. Her latest collection of poetry Bicycle Thieves was published by ECW in spring 2017 and short-listed for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award.