Alessandra Naccarato is a writer and spoken word artist living on the Traditional Territory of the Saanich, Cowichan, and Chemainus First Nations (Salt Spring Island, BC). Her poetry has received numerous national awards, including the Bronwen Wallace Award from the Writer’s Trust of Canada, and the CBC Poetry Prize. She has toured nationally and internationally as a spoken word poet, worked with thousands of youth across the country, and released her first full-length album –The Wild Hunt – in 2016. Her writing has appeared in Room, CV2, Arc, The New Quarterly, Event, and elsewhere. Highly Sensitive Femme (Frog Hollow Press) is both her personality, and her newest chapbook. Find out more at www.alessandranaccarato.com.