Bret Crowle is an emerging author who was born and raised in rural Alberta. She grew up participating in come-all church and school choirs, and these communities taught her that making noise is a deeply healing art. This debut poetry collection only reinforces this love for making noise by challenging subjective societal norms and embracing the human right that is taking up space. When she’s not writing, Crowle can also be found plunking on a keyboard, howling show tunes, practicing one-woman renditions of her favourite Broadway shows, and waiting for spring so she can splash in puddles.