Carolyn Zonailo was born in Vancouver, Canada. She has published over a dozen chapbooks and books of poetry. Her work has appeared in periodicals and anthologies, her poetry set to music, recorded and broadcast. She studied at the University of Rochester, New York, and received her M.A. in literature from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia. She has also studied Jungian psychology, mythology and astrology. Zonailo has been active with Small Press publishing, and works as a freelance editor. She has served on provincial and national executives for literary organizations. She now makes her home in Montreal, dividing her time between Quebec and the West Coast. She is working on a new collection of poetry and a childhood memoir.