Andrea Actis was born in Toronto, is of Italian, Hungarian, and English ancestry, and for most of her life has lived in Vancouver on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. She teaches writing and literature at Capilano University and from 2015–17 edited the literary and visual arts magazine The Capilano Review while overseeing its community programming. Andrea received her Ph.D. in English from Brown University in 2017 and has had criticism and poetry published in World PictureThe Poetic FrontPelt, and Fence. Her first book, Grey All Over (Brick Books, 2021), is an autoconceptual study of traumatic grief, white working-class identity, false prophets, and whole seriousness. Andrea likes dancing, research, pasta, and dogs, and with her collaborator Trevor Shikaze recently launched a press, WAWI, devoted to artifacts of so-called “anomalous” experience.