ABOUT




Photo by Justice Darragh / Fossil & Bone Photography
Paul Vermeersch 
is a poet, multimedia artist, professor, and editor. He is the author of several poetry collections, including the Trillium–award nominated The Reinvention of the Human Hand (M&S, 2010) and Self-Defence for the Brave and Happy (ECW, 2018). 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, Spanish and French and have appeared in international anthologies. He teaches creative writing and publishing at Sheridan College, and he is the founding editor of Buckrider Books, an imprint of Wolsak & Wynn Publishers Ltd. His next book, Shared Universe: New & Selected Poems 1995-2020, will be published next year. He lives in Toronto. 






OTHER PROJECTS



Buckrider Books 
is a fiction and poetry imprint of Wolsak & Wynn Publishers founded by Paul Vermeersch. In 2017, writers Canisia Lubrin, Jen Sookfong Lee, and Jordan Abel joined the imprint as members of the editorial board. 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 name 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. 
To learn more, visit Buckrider Books.




The Holy Order of the Sasquatch 
is the Bigfoot cult that rocks! The Order is a sacred Knighthood of creative warriors who make and do cool things, a DIY spirituality that exalts the imagination in order to make the world a better place. You can believe whatever you want, become your imaginary self, and discover your hidden powers! To learn more, visit www.saintbigfoot.com.













LASERGNU 
is the electronic musical collaboration of Toronto-based authors A. G. Pasquella and Paul Vermeersch. Visit lasergnu.com or check out their music on their BandCamp page