Seemah C. Berson was born and raised in Calcutta, India. After travelling extensively, she arrived in Vancouver, B.C., in 1954. She received her B.A. (1975) and M.A. (1980) from the University of British Columbia. She is co-editor with Henry M. Rosenthal of The Canadian Jewish Outlook Anthology (1988), and was a contributor to and long-time member of Outlook magazine’s collective. She is a published children’s author and a sometime artist in soapstone, stick-making, and painting.