Sharon McCartney is the author of the highly praised collection Under the Abdominal Wall, which was selected for the BC 2000 Book Awards Program. She has an MFA in poetry from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and a law degree from the University of Victoria in British Columbia. Her poems have been published in journals such as Queen's Quarterly, Grain, Event, Prism International and The Malahat Review. A former resident of Victoria, she taught legal research and was the coordinator of the Arts and Writing Co-op at the University of Victoria. McCartney is a volunteer member of the editorial staff of The Fiddlehead in Fredericton.