Monty Reid was born in Saskatchewan, worked for many years in Alberta, and now lives in Ottawa. His books include Garden (Chaudiere), The Luskville Reductions (Brick), and CrawlSpace (Anansi). Recent chapbooks include Kissing Bug (phafours), Moan Coach (above/ground) and Site Conditions (Apt. 9). He has won Alberta's Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry on three occasions, the Lampman Award, National Magazine Awards, and is a three-time nominee for the Governor General's Award. He is currently the Managing Editor for Arc Poetry Magazine and Festival Director at VerseFest, Ottawa's international poetry festival.
The fall is filled with fabulous literary festivals. Think author signings, readings, writing workshops — and the opportunity to discover great new books and meet Canadian publishers and editors.