Some of Canada's most innovative and critical writers have published their work in the literary journal Tessera. The contributors provided fresh insights into themes such as race and gender, writing and memory, power and ethics, feminist theory and translation. The collection vividly explores the breaking down of formal barriers and the writing across genres that has been such an important facet of this feminist literary project.
Di Brandt is the author of seven books of poetry as well as collections of critical and creative essays. She has received numerous awards for her poetry, including the CAA National Poetry Prize, the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award, and the Gerald Lampert Award. She holds a Canada Research Chair in creative writing at Brandon University.