Adrienne Weiss is a college teacher and writer. She holds an Honours BA in English from the University of Toronto, and an MA in English from York University. Her first book of poems, Awful Gestures, was published in 2001 (Insomniac Press). Previous work has appeared in Taddle Creek, Canadian Literature, Matrix, Room Magazine and Kiss Machine. From the late 1990s to mid-2000s, she was a member of the sketch comedy troupe, The GTOs. She lives in Toronto.