Méira Cook’s poetry collections include A Fine Grammar of Bones (Turnstone 1993), Toward A Catalogue of Falling (Brick 1996), Slovenly Love (Brick 2003), and A Walker in the City (Brick 2011). She has published a book of literary criticism, Writing Lovers: Reading Canadian Love Poetry by Women (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005), and edited and introduced a selection of Don McKay’s poetry entitled Field Marks: The Poetry of Don McKay (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006). Her first novel, The House on Sugarbush Road, will be published this Fall by Enfield & Wizenty. Her poetry won first place in the CBC Literary Awards in 2007, has been published in The Best Canadian Poetry of 2008, and has been featured in Winnipeg Transit’s “Poetry in Motion” program. She has been the Poetry Editor of Prairie Fire magazine and teaches creative writing classes at the University of Manitoba. Poems from A Walker in the City won first prize in the 2006 CBC Literary Awards and "The Beautiful Assassin" garnered a Manitoba Publishing Award (a "Maggie"). Méira lives, writes and walks in Winnipeg.