Mary di Michele is the author of over 12 books, including selected poems, Stranger in You, and the novel, Tenor of Love. Her awards include the C.B.C. literary competition, the Confederation Poet’s prize, and the Malahat Review’s long poem competition. Luminous Emergencies was short-listed for the Trillium; Debriefing the Rose and The Flower of Youth for the A.M. Klein award. She is part of the collaborative writing group Yoko’s Dogs along with Jane Munro, Susan Gillis, and Jan Conn. Her latest poetry collection, Bicycle Thieves (ECW, 2017), was short-listed for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Mary lives in Montreal and teaches at Concordia University.