DONIA MOUNSEF grew up in Beirut, Lebanon. She is an award winning, Pushcart nominated Canadian-Lebanese poet, playwright and dramaturg. She splits her time on either side of the Canadian Shield, between Toronto and Edmonton where she teaches theatre and poetry at the University of Alberta. She is the author of a poetry collection: “Plimsoll Lines” (Urban Farmhouse, 2018), and two chapbooks: “so why not cut the whole” (Olive Series, 2018) and “Slant of Arils” (Damaged Goods, 2015), reviewed in Fruita Pulp, http://www.fruitapulp.com/2015/07/06/review-slant-of-arils-by-donia-mounsef/ Her writing has been published and anthologized in print and online in Cordite, Poet Lore, Mortar Magazine, Matter, Pacific Review, Harpoon Review, Rabid Oak, La Vague, Toronto Quarterly, Yes Poetry, Poetry Quarterly, Lavender Review, Linden Avenue, Bookends Review, Gravel Magazine, Skin 2 Skin, Iris Brown, etc.