Sally Ito

Born in Taber, Alberta, Sally Ito grew up in the Edmonton area. After university in BC and grad studies in Japan, she returned to Edmonton and lived here for another decade, completing her MA at the U of A, and publishing three books: Frogs in the Rain Barrel (1995), Season of Mercy (1999), and Floating Shore (1998) – a collection of short stories.

Today, she is a writer, editor, and translator living in Winnipeg with her husband and two children. She is also a Creative Writing instructor and a blog contributor to a children’s multicultural literary blog.

To express a deep abiding love for things ‘visible and invisible’ is what she aspires to in writing her poetry. She is launching Alert to Glory, her third book of poetry, which continues with the unveiling of a spiritual consciousness begun in Season of Mercy. The book explores the wonders of the created, material world; the disposition of the soul towards the divine, and lastly, the realms of motherhood and parenting. More at