Ursula Vaira’s poems have been published in literary journals and in anthologies. The long poem “Frog River” was published as a chapbook and is forthcoming in the Portage Anthology. The title poem of this collection, “And See What Happens,” was a finalist in the CBC Literary Competition and was published in slightly different form as a chapbook called A Thousand Miles. “Last One to Get There” was published in a chapbook titled Little Espinoza.
Ursula grew up in northern BC and taught school in the Arctic and on the northwest coast. She worked at Oolichan Books for ten years, then founded her own publishing house, Leaf Press, in 2001.