LM Rochefort is a bilingual poet/portfolio-careerist, grateful to be living in Ottawa, ON and Val-des-Monts, QC, the unceded land of the Algonquin/Anishnaabe people. She is President of the Arc Poetry Society (publishers of Arc Poetry Magazine) and their Associate Poetry Editor. She studied Journalism at Carleton U., worked in community mental health programs, the travel industry, translation and research. Her poem HeLa’s Cells was long-listed for the Montreal International Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in Geist, Arc, Truck as well as a dozen chapbooks. Her multi-media installation and video-poem Escalator was featured at Blink Gallery. She is a founding member of Ottawa's 'Ruby Tuesdays' Poetry Group’.