Margo LaPierre edits fiction and creative non-fiction and writes poetry. She completed an undergraduate degree in philosophy at Ryerson University in Toronto, and graduated from the Ryerson Chang School’s Publishing Program. In her volunteer work, she is newsletter editor of Arc Magazine, membership chair of the Ottawa-Gatineau branch of Editors Canada and a poetry selection jury member of Bywords Magazine (www.bywords.ca).
Her first book of poetry, Washing Off the Raccoon Eyes, was published by Guernica Editions in 2017. Her poems have been published in CAROUSEL, GUEST, The Feathertale Review, filling Station, Train Journal, and others. Her poem “Bear Skin Rug” won the silver award for poetry at the Alberta Magazine Publishers Awards in 2017. She has been editing fiction for Guernica Editions since August 2018, and has been freelance editing since January 2019. After over a decade in Toronto, and a year and a half in Taiwan, she now lives in Ottawa.