Susan Elmslie’s poems and essays have appeared in several journals, including The Malahat Review and Contemporary Verse 2, as well as in a prize-winning chapbook, When Your Body Takes to Trembling (Cranberry Tree. Windsor, 1997). Her work has also been published in the anthologies You & Your Bright Ideas: New Montreal Writing (Vehicule. Montreal, 2001) and Evergreen: Six New Poets (Black Moss. Toronto, 2002). She received a PhD in English with a specialization in Canadian literature from McGill University and has been a poetry Fellow at Hawthornden Castle in Scotland. She currently lives in Montreal with her husband and daughter.