Sandra Ridley is the author of four books of poetry: Fallout, Post-Apothecary, The Counting House and Silvija (BookThug 2016). She has taught poetry at Carleton University and has mentored poets through Ottawa’s Supportive Housing and Mental Health Services “Footprints to Recovery” program for people living with mental illness. In 2015, she was nominated for the KM Hunter Artist Award for Literature.