Jamella Hagen’s first collection of poetry, Kerosene, was published by Nightwood Editions in 2011. She currently teaches English and Creative Writing at Yukon University, and is an affiliate poetry editor with the Alaska Quarterly Review. Her work has won The Fiddlehead’s Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, and has been featured in Best Canadian Poetry. Her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies across North America, including The Malahat Review, The Alaska Quarterly Review, and Ploughshares. She lives with her eight-year-old son, Rowan, on the traditional territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council in Whitehorse, Yukon.