Margo Wheaton is an award-winning poet and editor and is the author of the poetry collection Rags of Night in Our Mouths (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2022). She lives and writes in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the traditional and ancestral territory of the Mi'kmaq.
Her debut poetry collection The Unlit Path Behind the House (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016) won the Fred Kerner Award (Canadian Authors' Association) for Book of the Year and the Alfred G. Bailey Award from the Writers' Federation of New Brunswick. It was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award, the J.M. Abraham Award, the Fred Cogswell Award for Literary Excellence, and the Relit Award.
Margo holds a Masters degree in English and a Certificate in Adult Education, both from Dalhousie University. Her poems have been set to original choral music and performed at the University of Toronto.
She currently serves as a poetry editor for The Dalhousie Review and is on the Board of Directors for the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia.