Concetta Principe is a writer of poetry, non-fiction, and fiction, as well as being a scholar on Lacan, trauma and culture. Her personal non-fiction essay “Who Shot Meriwether Lewis?” was long-listed for The New Quarterly’s Edna Staebler Award for 2019. Her latest publication is a chapbook of poems with Frog Hollow Press titled Conversion- or a Theory (2019). Her most recent book-length collection of poems This Real (Pedlar Press) was long-listed for the League of Canadian Poet’s Raymond Souster Award in 2018. She has three other books of poetry, the first of which won the Bressani Award for poetry in 2001, a book of fiction, and an academic monograph. Her creative work has appeared in a variety of literary journals including The Malahat Review, Matrix, Grain, The Capilano Review and is forthcoming in Hamilton Arts and Literature Review. She teaches literature, theory and creative writing at Trent University. Her work appears in Experiment-O Issue 12.