Deanna Youngis the author of four books of poetry. House Dreams (Brick Books, 2014) was nominated for numerous awards, including the Ottawa Book Award and the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. Her latest book, Reunion (Brick Books, 2018),was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award and the Archibald Lampman Award. Born in Lucan, 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.