Winner of the Emily Dickinson Prize for poetry in 2003, Rishma Dunlop is a Canadian poet, playwright, essayist, and fiction writer. She is the author of four books of poetry: White Album (2008), Metropolis (2005), Reading Like a Girl (2004), and The Body of My Garden (2002). Books as editor include: White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood (2007), and Red Silk: An Anthology of South Asian Canadian Women Poets (2004). Her radio drama, “The Raj Kumari’s Lullaby,” was produced by CBC Radio in 2005. Dunlop’s translations of poems by Cuban poet Maria Elena Cruz Varela are forthcoming in 2009 in an anthology from Exile Editions titled Twenty Canadian Poets Take on the World. Her work in progress is a book of translations of the love poems of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. She is a professor of English and Creative Writing at York University, Toronto.