Leesa Dean

Leesa Dean is a graduate of the University of Guelph’s Creative Writing MFA program and an instructor at Selkirk College in the Kootenay region of British Columbia. Her first book, Waiting for the Cyclone, was a finalist for the 2017 Trillium and ReLit Awards. She is currently working on a novel in verse called Manuelzinho, based on the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop, as well as a collection of short stories about Kootenay disaster moms.