JACLYN DESFORGES is the author of Danger Flower (Palimpsest Press/Anstruther Books), one of CBC's picks for the best Canadian poetry of 2021. She's also the author of a picture book, Why Are You So Quiet? (Annick Press, 2020), which was nominated for a Chocolate Lily Award. Jaclyn is a Pushcart-nominated writer and the winner of the 2018 RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award, two 2019 Short Works Prizes, and a 2020 Hamilton Emerging Artist Award for Writing. She is an MFA candidate at the University of British Columbia’s School of Creative Writing and lives in Hamilton with her partner and daughter.