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, will appear with Pedlar this Fall. Her poetry and interviews 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 and Rocksalt. She is forthcoming in the anthologies Poetry from Planet Earth (Leaf Press, 2013), Force Field (Mother Tongue Press, 2013) and I Found it at the Movies (Guernica Editions, 2014).
Maleea holds an MFA in Writing from the University of Victoria. 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). She works as a writing instructor, freelance writer and for the non-profit, Veterinarians without Borders. She lives on Vancouver island.