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 edits 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.
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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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