Jami Macarty teaches contemporary poetry and creative writing at Simon Fraser University, serves as a poetry ambassador for Vancouver's Poet Laureate, edits the online poetry journal The Maynard, and blogs Peerings & Hearings—Occasional Musings on Arts in the City of Glass for Drunken Boat. She received her MFA from the University of Arizona and was the executive director of Tucson Poetry Festival, 1996–2005. For the Year of the Monkey and the Year of the Rooster (2016–17) her poems appear in Blood Orange Review, The Fiddlehead, Grain, Minola Review, Prism international and Vallum. Rabbit Catastrophe Review published her poem, The Minuses, winner of the 2016 Real Good Poem Prize. Her poetry chapbook, Landscape of The Wait (Finishing Line Press), will come out, like saguaro fruit and magnolia blossoms, in June.