John Oughton lives in Toronto and has retired as Professor of Learning and Teaching at Centennial College in Toronto. He is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Counting Out the Millennium, the mystery novel Death by Triangulation, and over 400 articles, reviews and interviews. John's studies include an MA in English Literature, where his teachers included Irving Layton, Frank Davey, Eli Mandel and Miriam Waddington, and non-credit courses at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, where he worked with Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, William Burroughs and Robert Duncan. John is the a long-time member of the Long Dash Poetry Group. He is also a photographer and guitar player.