James Pollock is the author of Sailing to Babylon, which was a finalist in Canada for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award in Poetry, and, in the United States, runner-up for the Posner Poetry Book Award and winner of an Outstanding Achievement Award in Poetry from the Wisconsin Library Association; and You Are Here: Essays on the Art of Poetry in Canada, a finalist for the ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award for a collection of essays. He is also editor of The Essential Daryl Hine, which made The Partisan‘s list of the best books of 2015. A new book of poems, Durable Goods, is forthcoming from Véhicule Press/Signal Editions. His poems have been published in The Paris Review, AGNI, Maisonneuve, The Walrus, and other journals in the U.S. and Canada; they have also been broadcast on CBC Radio, listed in Best Canadian Poetry, and reprinted in anthologies in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K., including The Next Wave: An Anthology of 21st Century Canadian Poetry. His critical essays and reviews have appeared in Contemporary Poetry Review, Canadian Notes & Queries, Literary Review of Canada, and elsewhere. He earned a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing from the University of Houston, and is now Professor of English and Creative Writing at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. He lives with his wife and son in Madison, Wisconsin.