JEAN VAN LOON has published short prose, poetry, and reviews in Canadian literary magazines across the country. Her second poetry book, Nuclear Family, was published April 2022 by McGill-Queen’s University Press. Her first collection, Building on River (Cormorant Books, 2018) was a finalist for the Ottawa Book Award. Her story, “Stardust,” published in the Queen’s Quarterly, was selected for Journey Prize Stories 19. She holds a graduate diploma in creative writing from the Humber School of Writing and an MFA from the University of British Columbia, and attended the Sage Hill Poetry Colloquium in 2017. Facebook @ Jean Van Loon; Twitter @ JeanVanloon.