Peony Vertigo is Jan Conn’s tenth book of poetry. Her poetry has received a CBC Literary Prize, the inaugural P.K. Page Founder’s Award, and in 2016 was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is a member of the collaborative writing group Yoko’s Dogs whose publications include, most recently, Caution Tape (Collusion Press, 2021). She works full-time as a Research Scientist and Professor at the New York State Department of Health in Albany, NY and State University of New York at Albany on the vector biology and evolution of Latin American mosquito vectors. She is also a visual artist. She lives in rural western Massachusetts.