Jan Zwicky is a philosopher, poet, essayist, and musician. She has published ten collections of poetry, including Songs for Relinquishing the Earth, which won the Governor General’s Award; Forge, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Griffin Poetry Prize; and most recently, The Long Walk. Her books of philosophy include Lyric Philosophy, Wisdom & Metaphor, and Alkibiades’ Love. She has served as a faculty member at the Banff Centre Writing Studio and has edited for Brick Books. Since 2017 she has been the series editor of Oksana Poetry and Poetics, published by the University of Regina Press. Zwicky grew up on the prairies, was educated at the Universities of Calgary and Toronto, and currently lives on the west coast of Canada.