Anita Lahey is a poet, journalist, essayist and the series editor of the Best Canadian Poetry in English anthology. Her most recent book is The Mystery Shopping Cart: Essays on Poetry and Culture (Palimpsest Press, 2013). She’s the author of two Véhicule Press poetry collections: Out to Dry in Cape Breton (2006) and Spinning Side Kick (2011). The former was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and the Ottawa Book Award. A past editor of Arc Poetry Magazine, Anita lives in Victoria.