Jenny Sampirisi is the author of the novel Is/Was from Insomniac Press. She is the managing editor of BookThug, where she also edits the Department of Narrative Studies imprint, which focuses on innovative prose. She is the co-director of the Toronto New School of Writing, a series of reading and writing workshops designed and facilitated by working writers. She teaches English Literature and Composition at Ryerson University. Croak is her first poetry collection.