Susan Elizabeth McCaslin was born June 3, 1947, and is a Canadian poet who lives in Fort Langley, British Columbia. She taught English and Creative Writing at Douglas College in New Westminster and Coquitlam, British Columbia from 1984 to 2007. She is a retired Faculty Emerita who has authored ten volumes of poetry. Her work has appeared in literary magazines and journals throughout Canada, as well as in the United States and the UK. Her most recent volume, Demeter Goes Skydiving (University of Alberta Press, 2011), was shortlisted for the BC Book Prize and the winner of the Alberta Book Publishing Award for 2012. She is an essayist, reviewer, editor of poetry anthologies, children’s author, and creative non-fiction writer.