Born and brought up in Placentia, Newfoundlander AGNES WALSH is an actor, playwright, storyteller, translator, and poet. Her poems have won Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters awards, and been translated into French and Portuguese. Her first book, In the Old Country of My Heart, is one of the best loved books of poetry to come out of Newfoundland. Her new collection, Going Around with Bachelors (Brick Books) confirms that reputation with poems that speak with disarming wit about life on the Cape Shore. In 2006 she was named the inaugural St. John’s Poet Laureate. She divides her time between St. John’s and Patrick’s Cove on the Cape Shore.