Michelle Elrick is a poet and fiction writer from British Columbia and Manitoba. Her first book, a collection of poems titled To Speak, was published by The Muses’ Company in 2010. The following year she received the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. She is the poetry editor of Geez magazine and coordinator of In Dialogue, the Manitoba Writer’s Guild reading series. Her work has appeared in The Fiddlehead, Canadian Literature, Event and other magazines, and she was featured on the cover of CV2 magazine in the Winter 2011 edition. Since 2005, she has read at festivals and events in Vancouver, Winnipeg, London, Kingston and Belfast, and toured Canada as an accompanist musician and singer. She is currently at work on a novel.