Karen Ricard was born in Montréal in 1966. After working in print journalism for many years, she now divides her time between fiction writing and editing jobs. She contributed to the journal Stop, in which she published short stories, and sat on the editorial committee of Exit, in which she published several texts over the years. Since 1995, she has been invited to participate in numerous literary evenings and events and has appeared on Radio-Canada’s Les Décrocheurs d’étoiles, hosted by Michel Garneau. Her first volume of poetry, Suite pour fantômes, was published in 2002 by Éditions de l’Hexagone. Imbued with her passion for music and rhythm, her poetry is haunted by memories of travel, real or imaginary, on the other side of things, on the road in a different America, another America.