Susan Gillis has lived on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Canada, and now lives most of the year in Montreal. Her books include Volta (Signature Editions, 2002), which won the A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry, and Swimming Among the Ruins (Signature Editions, 2000), and a chapbook, Twenty Views of the Lachine Rapids (Gaspereau Press, 2012). The Rapids (Brick Books) is her third poetry collection. Whisk, with Yoko’s Dogs, was published by Pedlar Press in 2013. She keeps a blog, Concrete & River, about poetry and the writing/reading life.