JAN ZWICKY grew up in the northwest corner of the Great Central Plain on Treaty 6 territory, was educated at the Universities of Calgary and Toronto, and currently lives on the west coast of Canada. She has published ten collections of poetry, including Songs for Relinquishing the Earth, Forge, and, most recently, The Long Walk. Her books of philosophy include Lyric Philosophy, Wisdom & Metaphor, and Alkibiades’ Love.