Liz Howard is a Toronto-based poet and researcher of Anishinaabe (Ojibway) and Franco-Ontarian descent. She was born in Timmins and grew up in Chapleau, Ontario, an isolated logging community located just inside the Arctic watershed. She received an Honours BSc with High Distinction specializing in psychological science at the University of Toronto and completed an MFA in creative writing through the University of Guelph. Her work has been published in several Canadian Literary magazines such as The Capilano Review, The Puritan, The Rusty Toque, and Riddle Fence. In 2012 her chapbook Skullambient was shortlisted for the bp Nichol Chapbook Award. She co-curates the feminist reading series AvantGarden. In 2014 she was invited to read at Princeton University as part of The Rhythm Party, a colloquium organized by the poet Lisa Robertson. Her first full-length collection Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent (McClelland & Stewart, 2015) was recently shortlisted for Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry.