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June 23, 2015

David McGimpsey

Named by the CBC as one of the "Top Ten English Language Poets in Canada"

David McGimpsey is the author of five collections of poetry including the recent Li'l Bastard which was named as one of the "books of the year" by both The Quill and Quire and The National Post and was nominated for the Governor General's Award. He is also the author of the short fiction collection Certifiable and the award-winning critical study Imagining Baseball: America's Pastime and Popular Culture. David is contributing editor for EnRoute magazine, where he writes about food and travel and he plays guitar and sings in the rock band Puggy Hammer. Named by the CBC as one of the “Top Ten English language poets in Canada” his work was also the subject of the recent book of essays Population Me: Essays on David McGimpsey (Palimpsest Press). David is the Montreal fiction editor to Joyland magazine and the fiction editor of the Punchy Books imprint of DC Books. A PhD in Literature, David McGimpsey teaches creative writing and literature at Concordia University.


From David McGimpsey

From Sitcom

‘Don’t forget the knife in my boot,’ I’d say

to myself, not even sure what I meant;

autumn yarrow and purple-flowered catmint

on a September street, not far from home;

I couldn’t see Venus in the night sky

or keep up with the plot lines in Judging Amy,

as I avowed not to play life pretty,

say all’s fair! as erstwhile pals drove away

to cottage country, their jobs secure.