Libby Scheier is the author of Kaddish for My Father and co-editor of Language in Her Eye. She is the author of Saints and Runners - Stories and a Novella, three books of poetry, including Sky - A Poem in Four Pieces. Scheier's poetry, fiction, and criticism have appeared in numerous anthologies, notably collections by Simon & Schuster in the U.S. and Oxford University Press in Toronto. She'd been a literary columnist at the Toronto Star, and her work appeared in many periodicals, including The Malahat Review, Descant, The Globe and Mail, and This Magazine. She taught in the Creative Writing Program at York University for seven years (1988-95) and was been founder/director of the Toronto Writing Workshop. She died in 2000.