Veronica Gaylie is a poet, writer, teacher and environmentalist. Her work has been published in literary journals around the globe, including Poetry Review (UK), Crannog (Ireland) and the Canadian journals ELQ/Exile Quarterly, Geist, Grain, Geez, Lake, Ditch, Room, Carte Blanche and Filling Station. She is the author of The Poet’s Companion to Climate Change. She has read her essays for CBC Radio Sunday Edition. Gaylie’s heart belongs to Glasgow, though her soul wanders on Canadian mountains and Irish peninsulas. She presents her first poetry collection, Sword Dance, a memoir-style poem that profoundly embodies the classic Canadian immigrant tale.