Clara Blackwood is a Toronto-based poet and professional Tarot reader. Her first poetry collection, Subway Medusa (2007), was the inaugural book in Guernica Editions’ First Poets Series, which features first books by poets thirty-five and under. Her poetry has appeared in the Hart House Review, Quills, Rampike, Carousel, and in the UK magazine Dream Catcher. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Toronto. Her chapbook of tarot-inspired poems, Arcana, was published by Aeolus House in August 2011. Charged with archetypal symbolism, the poems in Arcana take the reader on a spiritual odyssey through the twenty-two major arcana in the Tarot.