Maleea Acker is the author of The Reflecting Pool, with Pedlar Press (poetry), and Gardens Aflame: Garry Oak Meadows of BC’s South Coast, with New Star Books (non-fiction). Her second book of poetry, Air-Proof Green, was published by Pedlar in 2013. Her poetry and non-fiction have also been published in journals such as Other Poetry, Fiddlehead, The Malahat Review, Prism International, Descant, Event, Ascent and the anthologies Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2008, Rocksalt, Poetry from Planet Earth, Force Field, and I Found it at the Movies (Guernica Editions, 2014).
Maleea holds a BFA and an MFA in Writing and an MA in Literature. She has received writing fellowships from the Spring Creek Project (Oregon State University), Blue Mountain Center (New York), Fundación Valparaíso, Centre d’art i Natura (Spain), The Banff Centre (Canada and Mexico) and St. Peter’s College (Saskatchewan). Maleea is currently a teaching assistant at the University of Victoria, where she is completing a PhD in Cultural Geography. She is from Vancouver island.