Lorna Crozier was born in Swift Current SK, and though she has lived for many years on the west coast, the prairie continues to define her work. Since the mid-1970s, she has written fifteen acclaimed poetry collections, including Apocrypha of Light and Inventing the Hawk, winner of the Governor-General’s Award. She is also an accomplished essayist and editor, and published a memoir, Small Beneath the Sky: A Prairie Memoir. Margaret Laurence called her “a poet to be grateful for” and her new collection, The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Everyday Things (D&M) bears that out. Crozier lives in Victoria BC.