Sharon McCartney is the author of Metanoia (Biblioasis, forthcoming Spring 2016), Hard Ass (2013, Palimpsest), For and Against (2010, Goose Lane Editions), The Love Song of Laura Ingalls Wilder (2007, Nightwood Editions), Karenin Sings the Blues (2003, Goose Lane Editions) and Under the Abdominal Wall(1999, Anvil Press). Her poems have been included in the 2012 and 2013 editions of the Best Canadian Poetry in English. In 2008, she received the Acorn/Plantos People's Prize for poetry for The Love Song of Laura Ingalls Wilder. She has an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop.