About Johanna Skibsrud
Johanna Skibsrud is an Assistant Professor with a special interest in modern poetry and philosophy and critical theory. She completed her PhD from the University of Montreal in 2012 with a dissertation on the poetry of Wallace Stevens, and was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council postdoctoral fellowship from 2012-2014 in order to complete a book project titled, The Poetic Imperative: A Speculative Aesthetics. Her scholarly articles and reviews have appeared in Excursions, Dandelion, Mosaic, The Brock Review, antiTHESIS, The Luminary, The Volta, and Reviews in Cultural Theory. She is also the author of two novels, Quartet for the End of Time (Norton 2014) and the Scotiabank Giller Prize winning, The Sentimentalists (Norton 2011), a collection of short fiction, This Will Be Difficult to Explain, and Other Stories (Norton 2012), and two collections of poetry, I Do Not Think that I Could Love a Human Being (Gaspereau 2010) and Late Nights For Wild Cowboys (Gaspereau 2008).