River Halen is an award-winning writer of Catalan and Danish descent living in Tio’tia:ke (Montreal). Their poems and essays dealing with relation, ecology, transformation, and sexuality have been published widely in Canada, as well as in the U.S., Australia, and in translation in Japan. Their work has been shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and a National Magazine award, and selected for inclusion in Best Canadian Essays as well as Best Canadian Poetry.

River has been a full-time freelance arts worker since 2011, editing fiction, non-fiction, and poetry for large and small presses. They are a member of the new Brick Books editorial board and teach sessionally in the Toronto Metropolitan University publishing program.