JOHN BARTON lives in Victoria. His eleven books of poetry and seven chapbooks include West of Darkness: Emily Carr, a Self-Portrait (third bilingual edition, 2006), Hypothesis (2001), Hymn (2009), Balletomane (2012), For the Boy with the Eyes of the Virgin: Selected Poems (2012), Polari (2014), and Reframing Paul Cadmus (2016). Co-editor of Seminal: The Anthology of Canada’s Gay-Male Poets (2007), he is compiling The Essential Douglas LePan. He edits The Malahat Review.