Arleen Paré’s first book, Paper Trail, won the Victoria Butler Book Prize and was shortlisted for BC Books Dorothy Livesay Prize in Poetry. She has two other books, Leaving Now (Caitlin Press, 2012), a novel, and most recently, Lake of Two Mountains (Brick Books, 2014), a collection of linked poetry, which won the 2014 Governor General’s Award. Her fourth book, He Leaves His Face in the Funeral Car, a collection of poetry, was published by Caitlin Press, Fall 2015. Her writing has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies in Canada. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Victoria.