About the Author

Jim Smith


Jim Smith’s last collection from Mansfield Press, 2009’s Back Off Assassin: New and Selected Poems, was long-listed for the 2010 Governor General’s Award for Poetry, and hit #7 on the Chapters/Indigo 14 Best Poetry Books for National Poetry Month in 2010. During his visit with antipoet Nicanor Parra in Las Cruces, Chile, in February 2012, Nicanor assured him that traditional translation is treason. In 61 years, Smith has published some 15 books and chapbooks of poetry, run a small literary magazine and press, and gone to law school late. He lives in Toronto and litigates for a living.