Talya Rubin is a poet and theatre creator/performer based in Montreal. Her poetry won the Bronwen Wallace Award and has been short-listed for the Winston Collins/Descant prize for Best Canadian poem and was a finalist for the Montreal International Poetry Prize. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC. Talya's fiction, poetry and non-fiction have appeared in Matrix, Grain, ascent, and Maclean's Online. Her first collection of poetry, Leaving The Island, is forthcoming from Vehicule Press in the spring of 2015.