Gwen Benaway is an emerging Queer/Two-Spirited Anishinaabe/Métis poet who has often been described as the spiritual love child of Truman Capote and Thompson Highway. Her first collection of poetry, Ceremonies for the Dead, was published by Kegedonce Press in 2013. In 2015, she was the recipient of the inaugural Speaker’s Award for a Young Author from the Speaker of the House for the Ontario Legislative. Her poetry has been published in literary magazines internationally and scrawled within bathroom stalls at truck stops across Ontario.