Patria Rivera’s first poetry collection, Puti/White, was shortlisted for the 2006 Trillium Book Award for Poetry. She has also published The Bride Anthology and co-authored Weathering: An Exchange of Poems. Her poetry is featured in Perspectives in Ideology, and in Elana Wolff’s Implicate me: short essays on reading contemporary poems. She has received fellowships from the Writers’ Union of Canada, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and the Hawthornden Castle Writers’ Retreat. Rivera holds a journalism degree from the University of the Phillipines, and has taken media studies in Australia and Germany. She lives with her family in Toronto’s east end.