Laurence Hutchman grew up in Toronto. He received his PhD from the Université de Montreal and has taught at a number of universities. For 23 years he was a professor of English literature at the Université de Moncton at the Edmundston Campus. Hutchman has published ten books of poetry, co-edited the anthology, Coastlines: the Poetry of Atlantic Canada and edited In the Writers’ Words. His poetry has received numer- ous grants and awards, including the Alden Nowlan Award for Excellence. His poems have been translated into French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Polish, Bangla and Chinese. Last year he was named poet laureate of Emery, north Toronto. He lives with his wife, the artist and poet, Eva Kolacz in Oakville.