SHARON THESEN is a BC-based poet, editor, and professor of Creative Writing at UBC Okanagan. She lived for many years in Vancouver, where she taught at Capilano College and was one of the editors of The Capilano Review. Her books of poetry include, most recently, Oyama Pink Shale, The Good Bacteria, and A Pair of Scissors. A selected poems, News & Smoke, was published in 2001. She has also edited two editions of The New Long Poem Anthology, for Coach House Books and Talonbooks. She lives near Kelowna, BC.