Carmelita McGrath is a poet, fiction writer, and freelancer editor. Originally from Branch, St. Mary's Bay, she now lives in St. John's, Newfoundland. As a poet, her books include Poems on Land and on Water and To The New World, for which she won the inaugural Atlantic Poetry Prize. She is also the author of Walking to Shenak and has edited several books and anthologies. Her new collection of fiction, Stranger Things Have Happened, is available this September.