Born and raised in Vancouver, Rachel Mines received her Ph.D in English from King's College, University of London and realized "the world is not crying out for specialists in Old English poetic meter." She has taught UBC and wrote A Toilet Paper or A Treatise on Four Fundamental Words Referring to Gaseous and Solid Wastes Together with their Point of Origin (Anvil 1991, 2001).

[BCBW 2004] "Fringe"