em-mexicoMaleea Acker is the author of three books: Air-Proof Green and The Reflecting Pool (Pedlar Press, poetry), and Gardens Aflame: Garry Oak Meadows of BC’s South Coast, with New Star Books (non-fiction).

Her poetry and non-fiction has also been published in periodicals such as Focus Magazine,  Other Poetry, FiddleheadThe Malahat ReviewPrism InternationalDescantEvent, Ascent and the anthologies Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2008, Rocksalt, Poetry from Planet Earth, Force Field, Make It True, and I Found it at the Movies. She writes a monthly environmental column for Focus Magazine.

Maleea holds a BFA and an MFA in Writing and an MA in Literature. She has been a writing fellow at residencies in Canada, the USA, Mexico and Spain. Maleea serves on the editorial board of the Malahat Review (non-fiction) and as a Director for Suddenly Dance Victoria.

She is currently an instructor at Camosun College and at the University of Victoria, where she is completing a PhD in Geopoetics. She is from Vancouver island.