Carolyn Marie Souaid is the author of eight poetry collections. Her work has been shortlisted for literary awards including the A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry and the Pat Lowther Memorial Award and has been featured on CBC-Radio. Blood is Blood, a controversial videopoem co-written with Endre Farkas, garnered a top prize at the 2012 Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin. Yasmeen Haddad Loves Joanasi Maqaittik (Baraka Books, 2017), her debut novel exploring the aftermath of colonization in a fictional community of Northern Quebec, won the Silver Medal for Regional Fiction at the Independent Publisher Book Awards in New York. She lives in Montreal, where she counsels Inuit students attending John Abbott College.