Basma Kavanagh is a poet, visual artist and letterpress printer, originally from Nova Scotia who recently relocated from Brandon, Manitoba, to Carbonear, Newfoundland. She produces artist’s books under the imprint Rabbit Square Books. She is the author of the chapbook A Rattle of Leaves (Red Dragonfly Press, 2012), the collections Distillō (Gaspereau Press, 2012) and Niche (Frontenac House Press, 2015). Her poem Coda, about a world after humans, was a finalist for the 2014 CBC/Canada Writes Poetry Prize. She is currently reading Leanne Simpson’s Islands of Decolonial Love and Freya Stark’s A Winter in Arabia, and just finished rereading Haruki Murakami’s IQ84, translated by Jay Rubin and Philip Gabriel.