Lakshmi Gill is a poet, artist, and educator who has published extensively in Canadian and world literature. She was one of the two women poets (along with Dorothy Livesay) who founded the League of Canadian Poets in 1966. She attended Western Washington University (First Prize in Poetry), University of British Columbia (highest class mark of M.A. thesis), Mt. Allison University (Chancellor’s Prize in Education), University of New Brunswick Fredericton (Ph.D. studies), and taught English in Canada , Hong Kong, and England. Her varied publications include twelve books, twenty anthologies, hundreds of individual poems/prose in literary magazines, book reviews, essays, and newspaper articles, workshops, conferences, readings in North America and Asia. Some of her poems have been translated into French and Spanish and her work has been studied at universities/presented in conferences by others in Canada, the USA, England, India, the Philippines, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Canary Islands. Her latest major work is Cruzamos una Mirada, a One-Act play in Spanish and English, virtual reading, Bogota, Colombia, July 20, 2021. Born in Manila (Punjabi/Spanish-Filipina), she lives in Burnaby, British Columbia on the unceded traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and kʷikʷəƛ ̓ əm (Kwikwetlem) nations.