David White's first book is "The Lark Ascending" (Pedlar Press, 2017). "Written between 1997 and 2016, it infuses lyric meditation into narrative memoir and travelogue. A sequence of poems, it also serves as an essay about the culture that produced his adopted Chinese daughter, Shen -- to whom he dedicates the book. Spanning nearly twenty years of writing, the book captures the expansions and subtractions that mark the life and wisdom of 'a Queer Odysseus' with plenty to report about being alive in the twenty first century as an adoptive father, a gay man, a devoted friend, and a human being" (Michael Robeson, Canadian Literature). White's second book, "Local Haunts" explores London, Ontario and environs which Treaty #29 refers to as The Huron Tract; it will be published by Pedlar Press in 2019. He lives in London, Ontario and is a Professor at Fanshawe College.
Stan Dragland was born and brought up in Alberta. He was educated at the University of Alberta and Queen’s University. He has taught at the University of Alberta, at the Grammar School, Sudbury, Suffolk, England, in the English department at the University of Western Ontario in London, and in the Banff Centre Writing Studio. He now lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He was founding editor of Brick, a journal of reviews and founder of Brick Books, a poetry publishing house, for which he still serves as publisher and editor. Between 1993 and 1996 he was poetry editor for McClelland and Stewart. He is the author of numerous works of fiction, poetry, and literary criticism, and he has edited collections of essays on Duncan Campbell Scott and James Reaney.