Moira MacDougall‘s artistic life began as a serious student of classical ballet and modern dance. It is poetry, however, that has wed her love of movement and rhythm with voice and linguistic performance. She has been published in Canadian and American literary journals. Bone Dream (Tightrope Books, 2009) was her first collection of poems. Her second collection, Vanishing Acts, is now available (Pedlar Press, March 2019). MacDougall’s studies include undergraduate degrees in English, Humanities and Psychology, and an M.A. in Adult Education. She lives in The Beach in Toronto, Ontario.