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Vermeersch 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 and have appeared in international anthologies. He has taught creative writing at the University of Guelph and Sheridan College, and currently teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies. He was, from 2001 to 2012, the Poetry Editor for Insomniac Press, and he is now Senior Editor for Wolsak & Wynn Publishers Ltd. He lives in Toronto.
Buckrider Books is a fiction and poetry imprint of Wolsak & Wynn Publishers edited by Paul Vermeersch. The imprint launched in the spring of 2014 with three titles: Everyone is CO2 by David James Brock, The Stag Head Spoke by Erina Harris, and David Foster Wallace Ruined My Suicide & Other Stories by D. D. Miller.
The Buckrider imprint honours the Flemish heritage of Senior Editor Paul Vermeersch, as well as the Dutch background of founding Wolsak and Wynn publisher Maria Jacobs. It derives its name from the legend of the Buckriders, or de Bokkenrijders – bands of robbers who made a pact with the devil and flew through the night sky on the backs of magical goats, robbing farms and churches. The legend emerged in the Limburg regions of Belgium and the Netherlands in the eighteenth century.
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