em-mexicoMaleea Acker is the author of three poetry collections, Hesitating Once to Feel Glory (Nightwood Editions, 2022) and Air-Proof Green and The Reflecting Pool (Pedlar Press, 2009 & 2013), and a non-fiction book, Gardens Aflame: Garry Oak Meadows of BC’s South Coast (New Star, 2013 & 2020), which charts the Indigenous stewardship and current restoration of an endangered Vancouver Island ecosystem.

Acker lives in unceded WSÁNEĆ, Songhees and Esquimalt territories on Vancouver Island. She holds a PhD in Human Geography (Geopoetics) as well as an MFA in poetry and an MA in Literature, and lectures at the University of Victoria, Thompson Rivers University and Camosun College. She is also currently a UVic post-doctoral researcher, funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada, where she uses storytelling and art to communicate and urge action against climate change.

Maleea writes a monthly environmental column for Focus Magazine. She has been a writing fellow in Canada, the USA, Mexico and Spain. She serves on the editorial board of the Malahat Review (non-fiction) and as a Director for Suddenly Dance Victoria.


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Past member of the League of Canadian Poets, the Society for Environmental Journalists; current member of the Association of American Geographers.

For publicity or readings, please contact me, Nightwood Editions or Rolf Maurer at New Star Books.

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