Dymphny Dronyk is a publisher, writer, artist, arts activist, mediator and mother. She is also a communications professional in the oil and gas industry. Past President of the Writers Guild of Alberta, Dymphny is currently the President of the League of Canadian Poets.Dymphny has published articles, fiction and poetry in magazines and newspapers in Europe and in North America since 1984. She has also been a contributor to Alberta Views magazine.Her first volume of poetry Contrary Infatuations, was published by Frontenac House. It was shortlisted for two major literary awards: the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry (Alberta) and the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Memorial Award (national). In 2009 she published a memoir about Alberta potter Bibi Clement. She is a co-founder of the RE:act Collective.