Dr. Micheline Maylor was Poet Laureate of Calgary from 2016 until April 2018. Micheline attained her Ph.D. at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in English Language and Literature with a specialisation in Creative Writing and 20th Century Canadian Literature. She teaches Creative Writing at Mount Royal University in Calgary where she won the 2015 Teaching Excellence Award, and was short-listed for the Robert Kroetsch award for experimental poetry. She is a University of Calgary Senator, a Tedx talker, a Walrus talker, and she was the Calgary Public Library’s Author in Residence (2016). Micheline serves as Poetry Editor at Frontenac House Press. She is the co-founder of Freefall Literary Society and remains a consulting editor. Her most recent book Little Wildheart (U of A Press, 2017) was long listed for both the Pat Lowther and the Raymond Souster Awards.