Arleen Paré’s first book, Paper Trail, won the Victoria Butler Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay BC Book Prize in Poetry. Arleen completed an MFA in poetry at the University of Victoria and her poetry and prose have appeared in a number of Canadian literary journals. Before beginning a career in writing, she worked for two decades as a social worker in mental health housing in Vancouver. She now lives in Vancouver with her partner, and has two sons and two grandsons.
Visit her website at: http://arleenpare.com/