Merle Nudelman is a Toronto lawyer and poet. Her first collection, Borrowed Light, won the 2004 Canadian Jewish Book Award for Poetry as well as a prize in the Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest. Her second book, We, the Women, was released last fall by Guernica Editions. Her latest book is The He We Knew, which includes a suite of poems about the homeless and the displaced and grapples with the ripples of a broken relationship. Merle’s poems have appeared in journals, newspapers and zines. She teaches memoir writing to adults.