JÓNÍNA KIRTON is a Red River Métis/Icelandic poet. Her first collection of poetry, page as bone ~ ink as blood, was published with Talonbooks in 2015. Two years later she brought us her second collection, An Honest Woman, again with Talonbooks. The book was a finalist in the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. She was sixty-one when she received the 2016 Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award for an Emerging Artist in the Literary Arts category. Jónína’s third book, Standing in a River of Time, was released in the Spring of 2022, again with Talonbooks.