Lori Cayer is the author of the poetry collections Stealing Mercury and Attenuations of Force. The winner of the John Hirsch Award and the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award, she is a former co-editor for Contemporary Verse 2 and is co-founder of the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry/Prix Lansdowne de poésie. She currently sits as secretary on the League of Canadian Poet’s National Council. Her latest poetry collection, Dopamine Blunder (Tightrope), explores the myth of happiness through a multi-faceted lens of anthropology, sociobiology, sociology, psychology, archaeology, medicine and philosophy. Cayer lives in Winnipeg.