KAYLA GEITZLER is from Moncton, New Brunswick and proudly represents her city as the first Anglophone Poet Laureate. She holds an MA in English Creative Writing and a Diploma from the University of New Brunswick. In June 2019, she opened her own writing consultation business to pursue her passion on a full-time basis. Her focus as a Writing Consultant is to assist women and underprivileged individuals achieve their goals by offering professional editing, writing, and skill building services. Kayla also draws from her experience as a cruise ship sales associate, a technical editor on Canada’s largest pipeline projects, and most recently by designing courseware for Air Traffic Controllers.
Kayla is also the host of the Attic Owl Reading Series. Her first poetry collection That Light Feeling Under Your Feet, won the Bailey Prize, made the Calgary Bestseller List, and was shortlisted for the 2018 Fiddlehead Poetry Prize and Alberta Publishers’ Award. The CBC has recognized Kayla as a poet who reflects “the enduring strength of the literary form in this country” and All Lit Up named her a “Rad Woman of Canadian Poetry”. Her poems have appeared in literary publications across Canada. She is co-editor of Cadence a multilingual poetry collection of New Brunswick women’s voices forthcoming from Frog Hollow Press.