Dennis Lee has written twenty-two books, including the companions to this volume, Un (Anansi, 2003) and Yesno (Anansi, 2007). His Civil Elegies won the Governor General’s Literary Award, and his children’s poetry is read around the world. He is also is a noted essayist, song lyricist, and editor, and was the co-founder of Anansi in 1967. He lives in Toronto.