Elisha May Rubacha lives and writes in Peterborough, ON. She was a finalist for Peterborough’s Outstanding Emerging Artist Award (2018), and shortlisted for the PRISM International Creative Non-fiction Contest (2016). While completing her degree in English Literature at Trent University (2009-2013), she won both the Sylvia Cherney Scholarship and the first Barbara Rooke Travel Prize. Rubacha has received OAC Recommender grants for work in poetry three years in a row. Her chapbook “too much nothing” was published by Apt. 9 Press (2018), and her first stage play, “Waiting for Real Jobs” was produced during the Precarious Festival (2019). Her play-in-progress has been selected for Public Energy’s Alternating Currents mentorship program twice (2017 and 2019). She is the founder, editor, and designer of bird, buried press, which has published 20 books of fiction and poetry since 2016. She also sits on the board of the Electric City Culture Council (EC3).