Rita Espeschit is a Brazilian-Canadian writer widely published in Brazil, with works ranging from poetry collections to children’s books. Two of her children’s books were translated into Spanish and published in Venezuela. In Canada, she is a contributor to Sprouts! An Anthology of Plays (Playwrights Canada Press, 2010) and The Story that Brought Me Here (Brindle & Glass, 2008). She also has poems included in Other Voices Journal, WestWord Magazine, The Poetry Route, and Short Edition. If you go to facebook.com/rita.espeschit, you may find a few (and far between) posts on what else she’s been up to. Recently, after nearly two decades of being sworn enemies, the English language and Rita started discussing a tentative peace treaty. Negotiations are still ongoing.