Susan McCaslin, Ph.D. (University of British Columbia, 1984), is an award-winning Canadian poet and Faculty Emerita of Douglas College in Westminster, BC, where she taught English and Creative Writing for twenty-three years. She is the author of thirteen volumes of poetry, including her most recent, The Disarmed Heart (The St. Thomas Poetry Series, 2014). Her Demeter Goes Skydiving (University of Alberta Press, 2012) was short-listed for the BC Book Prize (Dorothy Livesay Poetry Award) and the first-place winner of the Alberta Book Publishing Award (Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book of the Year) in 2012. Susan has edited two poetry anthologies; published a volume of essays, Arousing the Spirit: Provocative Writings (2011); and a memoir, Into the Mystic: My Years with Olga (Inanna Publications, 2014). Her next volume of poetry, Painter, Poet, Mountain: After Cézanne , is forthcoming from Quattro Books (Toronto) in the Fall of 2016. Inanna Publications will be bringing out her selected poems in the Fall of 2017. Susan is a full-time poet and writer residing in Fort Langley, British Columbia.