Poet, novelist, and cultural critic Lynn Crosbie was born in Montreal and currently resides in Toronto, where she earned a PhD in English literature from the University of Toronto. Her collections of poetry are Miss Pamela’s Mercy (1992), VillainElle (1994), Pearl (1996), and Queen Rat: New and Selected Poems (1998). Crosbie’s poetry frequently treats sexuality, violence, popular culture, and femininity. Her collaboration with David Trinidad and Jeffery Conway, Phoebe 2002: An Essay in Verse (2003), is based on the film All About Eve.
Crosbie’s novels, Paul’s Case: The Kingston Letters (1997) and Dorothy L’Amour (1999), are both based on actual crime cases and investigate the boundaries of fact and fiction. She is also editor of the anthology The Girl Wants To: Representations of Sex and the Body (1993).
Crosbie writes a column for The Globe and Mail, a Toronto weekly.