Arleen Paré’s first book, Paper Trail, was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay B.C. Book Award for Poetry and won the Victoria Butler Book Prize. Her novel, Leaving Now, was published in 2012 by Caitlin Press and Lake of Two Mountains, her new poetry collection, will be released by Brick Books in spring 2014. She has an MFA in poetry from the University of Victoria. Her work has appeared in various Canadian literary publications, including The Malahat Review and CVII, as well as in several anthologies including A Family by Any Other Name: Exploring Queer Relationships (TouchWood, 2014).