Kate Braid has had a diverse career including secretary, carpenter, teacher and writer. Her first book of poems 'Covering Rough Ground' won the Pat Lowther Award for best book of poetry by a Canadian woman. Her second, 'To This Cedar Fountain', was nominated for the BC Book Prize, and her third, 'Inward to the Bones: Georgia O'Keeffe's Journey with Emily Carr', won the Vancity Book Prize. In 2005 she co-edited with Sandy Shreve 'In Fine Form: The Canadian Book of Form Poetry'. Braidhas also written several non-fiction books and essays. She lives in Burnaby, British Columbia.
Braid is a devoted (to say the least) fan of Glenn Gould - and of J.S. Bach.