BARRY DEMPSTER lives in Holland Landing, ON. Twice nominated for the Governor General’s Award, Dempster is the author of fifteen collections of poetry, two volumes of short stories, two novels, and a children’s book. In 2010 and 2015, he was a finalist for the Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. He was also nominated for the 2014 Trillium Award for his second novel, The Outside World. He’s presently the acquisitions editor for Brick Books.