Thank you to my kookum, Theresa, for flowering a world in my name.
Thank you to my mom, Roberta, some of the best parts of me are some of the best parts of you.
Thank you to my sister, Courtney, for your ability to be in two places at once.
Thank you to Micheline Maylor, my editor at Frontenac House, for, first, believing in what I had to say and, second, for allowing my artistic vision to take precedence.
Thank you to Kailen and Maura, my best friends, for standing firmly in the wildfire of me.
Thank you to Tracey Lindberg for roping me into the world of the textual. Without your steady encouragement, I might not have mustered the courage to call myself a poet.
Thank you to Jason Weidemann and everyone at the University of Minnesota Press who poured time and attention into this book: you have given it a new life.
And thank you to everyone who has picked up this book, attended a reading of mine, or googled me. Without you, books would be lonely things!