Elise Partridge (1958–2015) is the author of the poetry collections Fielder’s Choice
and Chameleon Hours
, which won the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry. The Exiles’ Gallery
, her third poetry collection, was published in April 2015. Throughout her career, her poems appeared in The New Yorker
, and The New Republic
and were featured on Garrison Keillor’s NPR program The Writer’s Almanac
. Raised in Pennsylvania, she attended Harvard and Boston University before moving to Vancouver in 1992, where she remained for the rest of her life.