Catherine Owen is a Vancouver poet & writer, the author of nine collections, the latest being Trobairitz (Anvil, 2012). Seeing Lessons came out of Wolsak & Wynn in 2010. In 2012, her Catalysts: confrontations with the muse, a volume of essays & memoirs was released, again out of Wolsak & Wynn. Owen’s work has won the Alberta Book Award and been nominated for other prizes, including the Gerald Lampert, the Re-lit, the CBC/Air Canada and the BC Book prizes. She also plays bass guitar and works with multi-media artists.