Jessica Hiemstra-van der Horst is a visual artist and writer. Her poems have appeared in several journals including The Antigonish Review, The Malahat Review, and Carousel. Her previous books include Anatomy for the Artist (Greenboathouse Press, 2009) and Excerpts from Gerald, God and the Chickens (Frog Hollow Press, 2008). She recently won The Malahat Review’s 2011 Open Season Award for Non‐Fiction. Her latest book is a colleciton of poetry, Apologetic for Joy, recently released by Goose Lane Editions. Jessica has been painting since she was four; her artwork has been exhibited across Canada. She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with her partner, her paints, her computer, and her small garden.