Paul Vermeersch's latest collection of poems, The Reinvention of the Human Hand, was published by McClelland & Stewart in March 2010 and was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award. He is also the author of the poetry collections Burn (ECW Press, 2000), a finalist for the 2001 Gerald Lampert Award, The Fat Kid (ECW Press, 2002), and Between the Walls (McClelland & Stewart, 2005). He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph for which he received the Governor General's Gold Medal. His poems have been translated into Polish, German and French. He is the also the editor of The Al Purdy A-frame Anthology, a book of literary memoirs, published in fall 2009 by Harbour Publishing. He has taught creative writing at the University of Guelph, and currently teaches literature at Sheridan College and creative writing at the University of Toronto. He was, from 2001 to 2012, the Poetry Editor for Insomniac Press, and he is now Senior Editor for Wolsak & Wynn Publishers Ltd. His next collection of poems Don't Let It End Like This Tell Them I Said Something is forthcoming in 2014 from ECW Press.