Ottawa poet Susan McMaster is the President of the League of Canadian Poets and author or editor of some two dozen books, magazines, and anthologies, including recordings with First Draft, SugarBeat, and Geode Music & Poetry. She is the founding editor of Canada’s first feminist magazine, Branching Out, and has organized such projects as “Dangerous Graces: Women’s Poetry on Stage” (Great Canadian Theater Company) and “Convergence: Poems for Peace”, which brought poetry and art from across Canada to all MP’s and Senators in 2001. Her book Crossing Arcs: Alzheimer’s, My Mother, and Me (2009/10) shortlisted for the Milton-Acorn Prize, Ottawa Book Awards, and Lampman Award. New in 2011 are Paper Affair: Poems Selected & New (Black Moss) and Pith & Wry: Canadian Poetry (ed., Scrivener). Things You’ll Never Know (recording with Jennifer Giles) is in production.