David McFadden worked as reporter for the Hamilton Spectator before founding his own literary magazine, Mountain. With Greg Curnoe, he wrote The Great Canadian Sonnet (Coach House Books, 2001). McFadden was the writer-in-residence at Simon Fraser University in 1979 and instructor in the writing program of David Thompson University Centre in Nelson, B.C. 1979-82. In addition to poetry, McFadden writes quirky, adventure travel books like An Innocent in Scotland: More Curious Rambles and Singular Encounters (Random House, 1995).