Tom Wayman's prolific writing career includes more than twenty poetry collections, three collections of critical and cultural essays, three books of short fiction, and a novel. He won the 2013 Acorn-Plantos Award for his book Dirty Snow and has been shortlisted for a Governor General's Literary Award. In 2015, Wayman was named a Vancouver Literary Landmark, with a plaque on the city’s Commercial Drive commemorating his championing of people writing for themselves about their daily employment. Since 1989 he has been based in the Slocan Valley in southeastern BC, where he is active in a number of community literary ventures. His website is www.tomwayman.com.