Dr. Adèle Barclay completed her PhD in English Literature at the University of Victoria in 2016.  Her dissertation focused on twentieth-century American literature and film, particularly the poetry of H.D., Marianne Moore, and Adrienne Rich. Her interests include modern and contemporary poetry, queer and gender studies, film and digital media, and social justice issues and literary culture. She is the 2017 critic-in-residence for the Canadian Women in Literary Arts. Her debut collection of poetry If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach Out for You won the 2017 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize.