Daphne Marlatt lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. She was born in 1942 in Melbourne, Australia, and immigrated to Canada in 1951 from Malaysia. She studied writing and English at the University of British Columbia (B.A., 1964), and comparative literature at Indiana University (M.A., 1968). She is a poet, novelist, theorist, little-magazine editor, and itinerant university instructor (creative writing, women's studies, and contemporary literature). She is the founding co-editor of Tessera, the bilingual journal of feminist theory and has co-edited several other magazines. Since the 1980s, she has served as writer-in-residence at numerous universities across Canada and mentored at Sage Hill (Saskatchewan) and the Banff Centre for the Arts.