Don McKay has published ten previous books of poetry, most recently Another Gravity (2000), Camber: Selected Poems (2004), and Strike/Slip (2006), all of which were shortlisted for the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize, which he won for Strike/Slip. McKay is also known as a poetry editor, and he has taught poetry in universities across the country. He presently lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.