Don McKay has published 8 books of poetry. Since 1975 he has served as editor and publisher with Brick Books. He taught creative writing and English literature at the University of Western Ontario and the University of New Brunswick for 27 years before resigning to write and edit poetry full-time. From 1991 to 1996 he edited The Fiddlehead magazine, and he has also served as a faculty resource person at the Sage Hill Writing Experience and The Banff Centre for the Arts, where he currently holds the position of Associate Director, Poetry, Writing & Publishing. He now lives in British Columbia. He has won the Governor General's Award for Poetry twice, for Another Gravity and for Night Field. His work has also received the National Magazine Award and the Canadian Authors Association Award, and has been shortlisted for the Griffin Prize.