DAVID MCGIMPSEY was born in Montreal and continues to live and work there. He is the author of six collections of poetry including, most recently, Asbestos Heights (Coach House Books), winner of the A.M. Klein Award for Poetry. His previous collection of poetry, Li’l Bastard, which contains “What was that poem?”, was nominated for the Governor General’s Award. David McGimpsey is also the author of the short fiction collection Certifiable and the award-winning critical study Imagining Baseball: America’s Pastime and Popular Culture. Named by the CBC as one of the “Top Ten English language poets in Canada,” David is also a food and travel writer who regularly contributes to EnRoute magazine. A PhD in American Literature, David McGimpsey teaches in the English Department of Concordia University in Montreal.