Maleea Acker is the author of three books: Air-Proof Green and The Reflecting Pool (Pedlar Press, 2009 & 2013, poetry), and Gardens Aflame: Garry Oak Meadows of BC’s South Coast (New Star Books, 2012, non-fiction).
Her poetry and non-fiction has also been published in periodicals such as GeoHumanities, Other Poetry, Fiddlehead, The Malahat Review, Prism International, Descant, Event, Ascent and the anthologies Refugium, 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 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 has taught English and Creative Writing sessionally at Camosun College. She currently lectures at the University of Victoria, where she is completing a PhD in Geopoetics. She is from Vancouver island.
maleeaacker [at] gmail [dot] com
Past member of the League of Canadian Poets, the Society for Environmental Journalists; current member of the Association of American Geographers.