Gillian Jerome teaches English at the University of British Columbia. Her poems have been published in the Colorado Review, Geist, Grain, the Fiddlehead, Malahat Review, Canadian Literature, and other journals in the US and Canada. She co-edited a book called Hope in Shadows: Stories from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, published by Arsenal Pulp Press in May 2008. She is the author of Verse!: Poetry for young children.