David McGimpsey was born and raised in Montreal. He is the author of several volumes of poetry, including the collection of sonnets Li'l Bastard which was named a “book of the year” by both the National Post and the Quill & Quire and was a finalist for Canada's Governor General's Award. David is also the author of the short fiction collection Certifiable and the award-winning critical study Imagining Baseball: America's Pastime and Popular Culture. He is a musician, a comedian, a fiction editor for Joyland, and his travel writing is a regular feature of EnRoute magazine. Named by the CBC as one of the “Top Ten English language poets in Canada” his work was also the subject of the book of essays Population Me: Essays on David McGimpsey. A PhD in English, David teaches creative writing and literature at Concordia University.