Mary Ann Mulhern is the Poet Laureate of Windsor, Ontario (2019-2022). She grew up in a “cemetery house” and spent eight years in a convent before attending teacher’s college. She taught for 25 years before becoming a poet in 2001. She writes narrative poetry and has published 8 books with Black Moss Press, two of which were shortlisted for the Acorn-Plantos Award. Her influences include John B. Lee, Marty Gervais, Patrick Lane and Margaret Atwood.