Jessica Popeski is a Classical Voice and Creative Writing graduate of Brandon University, where she was awarded the Silver Medal in Creative Arts for her thesis, Big Sky. Sickle Moon. Her poetry has been published internationally in Acta Victoriana, The Cadaverine, carte blanche, The Irish Literary Review, Canvas Magazine, Boston Poetry, Room, Leaf Press, The Nervous Breakdown, Hart House Review, The Windsor Review, Harbinger Assylum, Dusie, and more. A recipient of the Ontario Graduate Scholarship, she has just polished off her thesis for the MFA in Creative Writing program at the University of Guelph, and has poetry PhD applications on her horizon. She published two chapbooks with Anstruther Press in 2015: “Oratorio” and “The Wrong Place,” which made the syllabus of an undergraduate English Literature course. She was raised, for the most part, in Moscow, Russia, and Sheffield, England, by her mother and grandmother, and is in the thick of a primary school Teaching Assistantship, having recently rerooted to South Yorkshire from Toronto.