A worker in the field of letters, Margaret Christakos has published nine collections of poetry, including Multitudes (2013), Welling(2010, A Globe 100 book), Sooner (2005, a Lowther nominee) and Excessive Love Prostheses (2002, ReLit winner). She designed and facilitated Influency: A Toronto Poetry Salon from 2006 to 2012. Her poetic practice explores sequence, excess, oration, the body, relationship, longing, lament, public speech and social hope.