Catherine J. Stewart is a poet from Victoria, BC. Her poems have been shortlisted for a National Magazine Award and for the Malahat Review’s Far Horizon Award for Poetry. Her work is published in Grain, untethered, Room, and The Dalhousie Review and is included in the League of Canadian Poets’ anthology, Heartwood: Poems for the Love of Trees. Her appreciation of the natural world (she is an avid kayaker and hiker) is apparent in her poetry. Catherine has a BA in writing from the University of Victoria, and an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. She divides her time between her family homestead in Spillimacheen, where these poems were born, and her home in Victoria, BC.