Patrick Lane was born in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, in 1939 and has no formal education beyond high school in Vernon, B.C. Much of his life after 1968 has been spent as an itinerant poet, wandering over three continents and many countries.
Nathalie Handalis an award-winning poet, playwright, and editor. She teaches and lectures nationally and internationally, most recently in Africa, at Columbia University and as Picador Guest Professor, Leipzig University, Germany.
Stuart Dischell is the author of Good Hope Road, a 1991 National Poetry Series Selection, (Viking, 1993), Evenings & Avenues (Penguin, 1996), Dig Safe (Penguin, 2003), and Backwards Days (Penguin, 2007).