Eloisa Aquino was born in Brazil in 1970. She worked as a translator, writer, and journalist in her country of origin. In 2000, she moved to Canada to pursue a M.A. in Media Studies at Concordia University, where she researched the food of immigrants in Montreal. Always active in the micropublishing industry, having published art and poetry fanzines since the 1980s in São Paulo, she currently runs the micropress B&D Press, in Montreal.