Jeanette Lynes is the author of five collections of poetry. Her most recent books of poetry are The New Blue Distance and It’s Hard Being Queen: The Dusty Springfield Poem and Coordinator of the new MFA in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan. Her poetry won the 2010 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Award from The New Quarterly and has been nominated for a National Magazine Award. She has also received the Bliss Carman Poetry Prize and been shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Her poems have recently been anthologized in ReGreen, as well as Pith and Wry. Jeanette’s novel, The Factory Voice, was longlisted for the ScotiaBank Giller Prize. Her writing has appeared in literary journals and anthologies in Canada and abroad, and her work has also been featured on CBC Radio. She has taught creative writing at the Banff Centre, the Sage Hill Writing Experience, St. Francis Xavier University, and the University of Manitoba. Jeanette has been a visiting writer at Queen’s University, Kingston (Department of Gender Studies) and the University of Manitoba. She was Pathy Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies at Princeton University in 2003, Writer in Residence at Saskatoon Public Library (2005-2006) and Northern Lights College, Dawson Creek, B.C. (Summer 2005). She is a former editor at The Antigonish Review and remains on the editorial board.