Maša Torbica was born in Zagreb shortly before the breakup of Yugoslavia. Displaced by the subsequent civil war, her family immigrated to Canada. Maša writes in English and Serbian. Her recent work in English has appeared in Versal (Netherlands), Qu (USA), and Understorey (Canada). Her second book of poetry in Serbian, titled Atlas, will be published next year. Maša holds a BA and an MA from the University of Guelph. She is currently a PhD candidate and graduate instructor at the University of Waterloo, specializing in Canadian literature and rhetoric. Her dissertation examines decolonization initiatives in contemporary Canadian society.