Carolyn Smart has published several poetry collections, including Swimmers in Oblivion, Power Sources, and The Way to Come Home. A section of her memoir, At the End of the Day, won the CBC Radio Literary Contest in the Personal Essay Category. In 2009, Brick Books released Hooked, a poetic examination of seven famously obsessive women. Smart came to Canada at the age of six, and has lived in Ottawa, Toronto, and Winnipeg. Since 1983, she has grown lilies and vegetables north of Kingston, Ontario. She is the founder of the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, and is in charge of the Creative Writing program at Queen’s University.