Miranda Pearson was born in England and moved to Vancouver, Canada, in 1991. Her poetry has been published widely in literary journals and anthologies, and she is the author of five books: Rail, The Fire Extinguisher, Harbour, The Aviary and Prime. The Aviary won the Alfred G. Bailey prize, Harbour was a finalist for the 2010 BC Book Prize and The Fire Extinguisher for the same prize in 2016. Since completing a Masters of Fine Art at the University of British Columbia, where she was the Poetry Editor for Prism International, Miranda has taught at UBC's Department of Creative Writing and at Simon Fraser University. Miranda lives in Vancouver, where she teaches, edits and reviews poetry and works in Community Mental Health. Her most recent book is Rail, published in October 2019 by McGill-Queen's University Press.