Don McKay

Don is an award-winning Canadian poet, editor and teacher. He has twice won the Governor General’s Award, for Night Field (1991) and Another Gravity (2000), and in June 2007 he won the Griffin Poetry Prize for Strike/Slip (2006).

He is the co-founder and manuscript reader for Brick Books, one of Canada’s leading poetry presses and is Associate Director for poetry at the Banff Centre for the Arts Writing Studio. Don is a careful, lyric observer of nature, and sees his writing as “nature poetry in a time of environmental crisis.” In 2008, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. Currently he lives in Newfoundland.

Don will appear in Book Chat and Findings: The Poetry Party.