Albrecht Dürer and me (Harbour, 2014), poems, appeared in 2014. The Fly in Autumn (Harbour, 2009) won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry in that year and was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and the Acorn-Plantos Award for People’s Poetry in 2010. He has also published The Village of Sliding Time (Harbour, 2006), a long poem; Crows Do Not Have Retirement (Harbour, 2001), poems; and The Education of Mr. Whippoorwill: A Country Boyhood (Macfarlane Walter & Ross, 2002), a memoir. He won the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize for How I Joined Humanity at Last (Harbour, 1998); his work has been shortlisted for a National Magazine Award, and his poems have appeared in over thirty-five anthologies, including A Matter of Spirit: Recovery of the Sacred in Contemporary Canadian Poetry (Ekstasis, 1998). He has also published several chapbooks including Berlin Album (Rubicon Press, 2009) and Hay Day Canticle (Leaf Press, 2010). He published the novella The November Optimist (Gaspereau, 2013), and his speculative fiction, Zoo and Crowbar¸ appeared from Guernica Editions in 2015.
He was born in Neepawa, Manitoba, and now lives in North Vancouver, B.C.