Judith Pond grew up in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, and later studied in Ontario, West Germany (Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms Universität Bonn), Calgary, and British Columbia. She holds an M.A. in German Literature from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. She has published both literary fiction and poetry in a wide range of Canadian literary magazines, including Malahat Review, Grain, Prism International, Prairie Fire, Event, and Ryga, A Journal of Provocations. With Oberon Press of Ottawa, she has published fiction (Coming Attractions) and four collections of poetry (An Early Day, Dance of Death, Lovers and Other Monsters, A Shape of Breath). Her work has appeared in Combats Magazine (Seine-Saint-Denis, France, The Globe and Mail, and on CBC Radio. She recently (winter 2020) completed a term as Writer in Residence at the Alexandra Writers’ Society Centre in Calgary. She coaches writers and teaches Creative Writing in the same city.