Deanna Young is the author of four books of poetry. House Dreams (2014)) was shortlisted for several awards, including the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and the Ottawa Book Award. Reunion (2018) was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award and the Archibald Lampman Award. Originally from southwestern Ontario, she lives in Ottawa where she works as an editor and teaches poetry privately. In 2019 she was named Ottawa’s English Poet Laureate for a two-year term.