BORSON, ROO has published thirteen previous books of poems, most recently Rain; road; an open boat and Short Journey Upriver Toward Oishida, winner of the Governor General’s Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and the Griffn Poetry Prize. She has also won awards for her essays. With Kim Maltman, she writes and translates collaboratively under the pen name Baziju. Her new book of poetry is Cardinal in the Eastern White Cedar. She lives in Toronto.