Over his career, TOM WAYMAN has published innumerable books of poetry, non-fiction and fiction. Some recent titles are: Watching a Man Break a Dog’s Back: Poems for a Dark Time (Harbour, 2020); a selection of his essays, If You’re Not Free at Work, Where Are You Free? Literature and Social Change (Guernica, 2018); and short fiction, The Shadows We Mistake for Love (Douglas & McIntyre, 2015). Named a Vancouver Literary Landmark in 2015, in 2022 he was given B.C.’s George Woodcock Award for lifetime achievement in the literary arts. He has taught widely across North America, including at Nelson’s David Thompson University Centre and the Kootenay School of the Arts. In our area he also has been active in community literary programming, including co-founding EMLF.