Ariel Gordon is a Winnipeg writer. Her second collection of poetry, Stowaways (Palimpsest Press, 2014), won the 2015 Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. She is currently writing creative non-fiction about Winnipeg’s urban forest. Recent projects include a Synonym Art Consultation residency, where she sat on the patio of the Tallest Poppy restaurant for a weekend and wrote poems to the boulevard elm.