Rebecca Thomas is a Mi’kmaw poet and the daughter of a residential school survivor. She is a former Halifax poet laureate and her debut collection of poetry, I place you into the fire, was a CBC Books’ Best Canadian Poetry pick of 2020. She is also the author of the children’s books I’m Finding My Talk and Swift Fox All Along, which is nominated this year for a Governor General’s Literary Award. Thomas lives in Halifax. She was selected as a 2021 Writers' TRust Rising Star by Sue Goyette.