Claire Caldwell is a writer from Toronto, where she acquires and edits children’s books for Annick Press. Claire was a 2016 writer in residence at the Berton House in Dawson City, Yukon, and the 2013 winner of The Malahat Review’s Long Poem Prize. Her first book, Invasive Species, was named one of the top five poetry collections of 2014 by The National Post. She is a graduate of the University of Guelph’s MFA program. Passionate about children’s creativity and literacy, Claire runs poetry workshops for kids across the city through organizations like Small Print Toronto. She is also a volunteer with IBBY Canada’s Readers and Refugees program.