Insomnia Bird: Edmonton Poems (Thistledown Press, 2018) is Kelly Shepherd’s second full-length poetry collection. Shift, his first (Thistledown 2016), was longlisted for the Edmonton Public Library’s People’s Choice Award in 2017. Kelly has written six poetry chapbooks, & a seventh is forthcoming from the Alfred Gustav Press. Originally from Smithers, BC, Kelly lives in Edmonton & teaches English at NAIT. He is also poetry editor for the environmental philosophy journal, The Trumpeter.