Jónína Kirton is a Red River Métis/Icelandic poet. She graduated from the Simon Fraser University’s Writer’s Studio in 2007 where she is now an instructor. She is the author of page as bone ~ ink as blood (Talonbooks 2015) and An Honest Woman, (Talonbooks 2017), a finalist in the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. A late-blooming poet, she was sixty-one when she received the 2016 City of Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award for an Emerging Artist in the Literary Arts category. Her third book, Standing in a River of Time, is forthcoming in 2022; again, with Talonbooks.