Katherena Vermette is a Métis writer of poetry, fiction and children’s literature. Her first book, North End Love Songs (Shillingford Press 2012) won a Governor General Literary Award for Poetry. Her upcoming project, Her poetry and fiction have appeared in several literary magazines and compilations, including Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water, and the Exile Book of Native Fiction and Drama (2010). Vermette lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.