Paula loves her dog, your dog, and Raisin Bran. She was born and raised on Treaty 7 land, home of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai, Tsuut'ina and Stoney Nakoda First Nations.
Paula holds a Bachelor of Arts in the Area Program in Poetry Writing from the University of Virginia, where she wrote a capstone collection called Lies Told from Other Countries. She received a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta and taught English for six years in Calgary. She is now pursuing her MSt in Creative Writing at the University of Oxford.
Paula writes both poetry and prose. In her work, she explores food, her extrication from a religious upbringing, sexuality and gender, and senses of place and self in an ever-splintering world.
Paula is a poetry editor at MAYDAY, and she teaches at the Alexandra Writers' Centre. Occasionally, she bares her soul for the world to see over at cereal killa.