Margo LaPierre edits fiction and creative non-fiction and writes poetry. She completed an undergraduate degree in philosophy at Ryerson University in Toronto in 2013, and graduated from the Ryerson Chang School’s Publishing Program in 2018. In her volunteer work, she is the Membership Services Chair on the executive board 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, Bywords Literary Quarterly, Petal Journal, Echolocation, and EAT IT: A Literary Cookbook of Food, Sex and Women’s Writing. 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.