Maureen Hynes' first book, Rough Skin (Wolsak & Wynn, 1996), won the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Award. In 2016, her fourth book of poetry, The Poison Colour (Pedlar Press), was nominated for both the League’s Pat Lowther and Raymond Souster awards. She is also a winner of the Petra Kenney Poetry Prize (London, England). Maureen’s work has appeared in numerous journals in Canada and abroad, and has been collected in over 20 anthologies, including Best Canadian Poetry in English 2010 and 2016, and twice longlisted for the CBC Canada Reads contest. Maureen teaches Creative Writing at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies, and is poetry editor for Our Times magazine (