Anita Lahey’s latest book is The Last Goldfish: a True Tale of Friendship (Biblioasis, 2020). She’s also author of The Mystery Shopping Cart: Essays on Poetry and Culture (Palimpsest, 2013), and the Véhicule Press poetry collections Out to Dry in Cape Breton and Spinning Side Kick. The former was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and the Ottawa Book Award. An award-winning magazine journalist and past editor of Arc Poetry Magazine, Anita has served as series editor of the Best Canadian Poetry anthology since 2018. She lives in Ottawa, on unceded Alongonquin, Anishinabek territory.