Cathy Stonehouse is a poet, writer, teacher and visual artist who migrated as a young adult from the UK to Vancouver, BC—the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations—where they still live. The author of a novel, The Causes (Pedlar Press, 2019), a collection of short fiction, Something About the Animal (Biblioasis, 2011) and two previous collections of poetry—Grace Shiver (Inanna Publications, 2011) and The Words I Know (Press Gang, 1994), Stonehouse also co-edited the ground-breaking anthology Double Lives: Writing and Motherhood (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2008), is a previous editor of EVENT magazine, and currently teaches creative writing and interdisciplinary expressive arts at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.    
Their most recent book, Dream House (Nightwood Editions), a long poem, is short listed for the 2024 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize.
Photo by Esther Shannon.