Ellie Sawatzky is a poet, fiction writer, childcare provider, and teacher from Northwestern Ontario. Her poetry and prose have appeared across North America with Room, The Puritan, Prairie Fire, EVENT, the anthology Best New Poets 2014, and others. Her poem "Finlandia" won 2nd Place in FreeFall Magazine's annual poetry contest in 2016, and was shortlisted for an Alberta Magazine Award. She holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia's Creative Writing program, and currently lives in Vancouver.