About the author
Paola Ferrante is an emerging Canadian woman writer. Poems from this collection have been published, or are forthcoming in The Puritan, Minola Review, The Eyewear Review, New Poetry, The Temz Review and Third Point Press. They have also been longlisted for the 2017 Thomas Morton Memorial Prize and shortlisted for Eyewear Publishing LTD's fortnight poem prize. Paola Ferrante's short fiction has also appeared in Minola Review, Overland, and Geometry. She resides in Toronto, Canada.
"Paola Ferrante comes out of the gate as one of the strongest new writers in Canada. In What to Wear When Surviving a Lion Attack, the perversions of procedural thinking are exposed in a mock-scientific deconstruction of man's attempted dominion over women. Classic horror films, biology, fairy tale motifs, and subtle biography, weave together in a dance that is grotesque and revealing in the best possible way. This collection will not make you comfortable. It will leave you gaping, nodding your head, dumbfounded both by the brutality of its truth and by the intoxicating craft of its author." --Robin Richardson