Heather Hermant is a Toronto multidisciplinary poet whose work in a variety of artistic genres has taken her across Canada, and to Hungary, Bosnia, Romania, Serbia, Panama, Mexico, China and the Internet. Poetry, archival documentary, physical theatre, live VJ mixing and live music collide in her most recent integrated arts project, ribcage: this wide passage, a multilingual performance installation based on her archival adventures tracing the very queer story of Esther Brandeau, a Jewish woman who came to Canada in 1738 passing as a Christian man, Jacques LaFargue. A touring theatre adaptation premiered at Montreal’s Le MAI (Montreal Arts Interculturels) in October 2010. With Melina Young, Heather co-created Diaspora Dialogue’s Nuit Blance 2010 contribution, Nice Bumping Into You, an interactive fused glass poetry performance installation, as part of the Gardiner Museum-Diaspora Dialogues-Humber School event Future City. Heather is a Resident Artist at urban ink productions, Vancouver, she teaches Community Arts at York University, Toronto, and she is a PhD candidate in Gender Studies in the Netherlands.