Bio Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews has written six collections of poetry: "The Whispers of Stones", "Sea Glass", "The Red Accordion", "Letters from the Singularity", "A Jar of Fireflies" and "Sunrise Over Lake Ontario." Nature and one's place in it, as well as memory and social justice are her muses. Her poems "The Red Accordion" and "Emerald City" were shortlisted for Descant's Winston Collins Best Canadian Poem Prize and The Malahat Review's Open Seasons Award respectively. In 2015, her poem "Ghost" received first prize in Big Pond Rumours Literary E-Zine Contest. In 2019 her poem "Mosque" was shortlisted for The Eden Mills Literary Festival Poetry Prize and for The Henry Drummond Spring Pulse Poetry Contest. Josie is the author of two non-fiction books: "How The Italians Created Canada" and "In the Name of Hockey." In 2020 she will be teaching poetry workshops at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens. Josie lives, teaches and writes in Oakville Ontario, Canada.