Myna Wallin Myna Wallin is a Toronto-based author and editor. She has her Masters degree in English Literature from the University of Toronto. She is the author of three chapbooks: Vulnerable Positions (2002), The Old Abandonment (2003), and Warning Signs (2005), all with believe your own press. Her first full-length poetry collection, A Thousand Profane Pieces, was published by Tightrope Books in Spring 2006.

Myna’s poetry and prose have been published in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including The Algonquin Square Table Anthology, Contemporary Verse 2, Existere, eye weekly, Kiss Machine, The Literary Review of Canada, Matrix, Misunderstandings Magazine, Nod, Surface and Symbol, Taddle Creek, and Word: Canada’s Magazine for Readers and Writers.

From 2004 through 2010 Myna hosted, “In Other Words” on CKLN 88.1 FM, interviewing authors from across Canada. Myna was the co-organizer of the Toronto Small Press Book Fair from 2006-2008, and was an organizer and host of the Art Bar Poetry Series from 2007-2010. Myna was the Poetry Editor for Tightrope Books from 2007 through 2010. She edited Sandra Kasturi’s The Animal Bridegroom, Phoebe Tsang’s Contents of a Mermaid’s Purse, and co-edited with Alex Boyd, I.V. Lounge Nights. She also co-edited In The Dark: Stories from the Supernatural, and Ian Burgham’s The Stone Skippers, both with Halli Villegas.

Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar was launched at Proof Vodka Bar on June 23, 2010, and is available in bookstores across Canada. It is available online at Amazon and can be ordered through most major bookstores.