Nicole MarkotiÄ? is a poet, novelist and critic. Her poetry books include Bent at the Spine (BookThug, 2012), Minotaurs & Other Alphabets (Wolsak & Wynn, 1998) and Connect the Dots (Wolsak & Wynn, 1994); her novels are Scrapbook of My Years as a Zealot (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2008) and Yellow Pages (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1995). She won the bpNichol Poetry Chapbook Award in 1998, and was nominated for the Stephan G. Stephansson Poetry Book of the Year Award and for the Henry Kreisel First Book of the Year Award. She edits the Wrinkle Press chapbook series and teaches creative writing, children’s literature and disability studies at the University of Windsor.