JUNIE DÉSIL is a poet. Born of immigrant (Haitian) parents on the Traditional Territories of the Kanien’kehá:ka on the island known as Tiohtià:ke (Montréal), raised in Treaty 1 Territory (Winnipeg), Junie has performed at various literary events and festivals. Her work has appeared in Room Magazine, PRISM International, The Capilano Review, CV2, G U E S T: A Journal of Guest Editors, and Capitalism Nature Socialism. A recovering academic, a UBC alumnus, and most recently a participant in Simon Fraser University’s Writer’s Studio, Junie currently works in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, on the unceded and Ancestral Lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh). Junie's debut poetry collection Eat Salt | Gaze at the Ocean (Talonbooks, 2020) is out now.