Lakshmi Gill, of Punjabi/Spanish parentage, came to Canada in 1964 as a graduate student at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver (M.A., English). She had previously received her B.A. (English) from the U.S. She did doctoral work at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. She has taught at Notre Dame University of Nelson and Mt. Allison University (English Department), and the University of Victoria and UBC's English Language Institute (ESL). A world traveler, she has lived in Manila, San Francisco, Brighton, London, and Hong Kong. She and Dorothy Livesay were the first women members of the League of Canadian Poets in its inception in 1966. Since then, she has given poetry readings in North America and Asia. Prose and poems have been anthologized extensively. Currently, she lives in Vancouver.