em-mexicoMaleea 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 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, and I Found it at the Movies.

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 the Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team and for Suddenly Dance Victoria.

She is currently a teaching assistant at the University of Victoria, where she is completing a PhD in Cultural Geography. She is from Vancouver island.