Catherine Graham is an award winning creative-writing instructor and author of five acclaimed poetry collections including, Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects, a finalist for the Raymond Souster Poetry Award and the CAA Poetry Award. Winner of the IFOA’s Poetry NOW competition, her work is anthologized in The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing, Vol IV & V and The White Page /An Bhileog Bhan: Twentieth Century Irish Women Poets. In addition to a B Ed, she holds an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University (UK) and her work has appeared in such journals as The Fiddlehead, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, The Rusty Toque, The Humber Literary Review, Joyland, Poetry Ireland Review, Prairie Fire, Taddle Creek and The Malahat Review. She teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies and the Haliburton School of the Arts and helps run The Platform Reading Series.