Priscila Uppal is a Toronto poet, fiction writer, memoirist, essayist, playwright, Professor of English at York University, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Among her publications are ten collections of poetry, including Ontological Necessities (2006; $50,000 Griffin Poetry Prize finalist), Traumatology (2010), Sabotage (2015), and Winter Sport: Poems and Summer Sport: Poems (2010; 2013); the critically-acclaimed novels The Divine Economy of Salvation (2002) and To Whom It May Concern (2009); the short story collection Cover Before Striking (2015); the study We Are What We Mourn: The Contemporary English-Canadian Elegy (2009); the memoir Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother (2013) ($60,000 Hilary Weston Writer’s Trust Prize and $25,000 Governor General’s Award finalist); and the play 6 Essential Questions (2015). Her work has been published internationally and translated into Croatian, Dutch, French, Greek, Italian, Korean and Latvian. Time Out London dubbed her “Canada’s coolest poet.”