Catherine Kidd is a Montreal-based writer/performer, best known for her zoology-themed performance poetry. Her solo show Sea Peach won the Montreal English Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Text, touring to Toronto Harbourfront’s World Stage, Singapore’s Esplanade on the Bay, and the Edinburgh Fringe. A graduate of Concordia’s MA program in Creative Writing, she was twice recipient of that university’s Irving Layton Award. She has taught writing at Concordia, through the Quebec Writer’s Federation, and also through the Fondation Metropolis Bleu. The first chapter of her novel Missing the Ark (conundrum press) was nominated for the Journey Prize. Her writing also appears in Matrix, This Magazine, Toronto Quarterly, Branch, and P.E.N. International. Kidd’s voice may be heard narrating air safety messages, video games, and as the voice of a prehistoric snail at the Joggins Fossil Museum. Her poem Human Fish opened the Spier Arts Poetry Festival in Cape Town, South Africa in 2007. That trip was the inspiration for her current solo show and cd/book, Hyena Subpoena.