Gwen Benaway is a trans girl of Anishinaabe and Métis descent. She has published three collections of poetry, Ceremonies for the Dead, Passage and Holy Wild. Her fourth collection of poetry, Aperture, is forthcoming from book*hug in Spring 2020. Her writing has been published in many national publications, including CBC Arts, Maclean's Magazine and the Globe and Mail. She is currently editing an anthology of Fantasy short stories by trans feminine writers and working on a feminist Queer poly-amorous memoir, titled trans girl in love. She lives in Toronto, Ontario and is a PhD student at the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto.