Carleigh Baker is an award-winning writer and book reviewer of Cree-Métis and Icelandic descent. Her writing has appeared in Matrix Magazine, subTerrain, Joyland, PRISM International, Ricepaper, the Journey Prize Anthology, and Best Canadian Essays. In 2012, she won subTerrain’s Lush Triumphant award for short fiction.
Baker’s work is filled with snappy dialogue and wry observations about interpersonal dynamics. As the editors at Joyland once said: “We’re pretty sure she’s the new master of relationship tragicomedy.” Baker is the current editor of Joyland Vancouver, a book reviewer for The Globe and Mail, an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at UBC, and a manuscript consultant at The Writer’s Studio at SFU. Her first collection of short stories, Bad Endings, was published by Anvil Press in Spring 2017. In her new story for Room, two muddy Métis chicks portage a canoe—read on to discover what happens next.