Monica Meneghetti is a writer, editor, and translator. She is a white European settler and child of Italian immigrants, born in the region of Treaty 7 (Calgary, Canada.) Her first book, What the Mouth Wants: A Memoir of Food, Love and Belonging (Dagger Editions | Caitlin Press) was a Lambda Literary Award finalist and Bi Book Award winner. It was listed on American Library Association’s Over the Rainbow’s 2018 Recommended Book List; Autostraddle’s 8 Soft Femme Memoirs; CBC Books’ Must-reads of 2017, and 14 Books to Read for Pride. Her poetry, fiction and nonfiction appear in print, online, in musical scores, and on stage. Her work has been anthologized in Absent Mothers (Demeter Press), Sustenance: Writers from BC and Beyond on the Subject of Food (Anvil Press), and Love Me True: Writers Reflect on the Ins, Outs, Ups and Downs of Marriage (Caitlin Press). Her literary translation from Italian, The Call of the Ice: Climbing 8000-meter Peaks in Winter (Mountaineers Books) was a Banff Mountain Book Award finalist.