Barry Dempster

Barry Dempster is the author of two volumes of short stories, a novel, a children's book, and nine previous collections of poetry, the most recent of which, "The Burning Alphabet, " won the 2006 Canadian Authors' Association Jack Chalmers Award and was nominated for the 2005 Governor General s Award for Poetry. Born and raised in Toronto, he presently lives in Holland Landing, Ontario, where he runs a film series, two book clubs and a writing group.