Jim Nason was born in Montreal and has lived in Calgary, Vancouver, and Syracuse. He has published five poetry collections as well as a short story collection, and has been a finalist for the CBC Literary Award in both fiction and poetry categories. His third novel Spirit of a Hundred Thousand Dead Animals (Signature), is the story of veterinarian Skye Raebun and her grandson Duncan, who grows into an artist and a gay man. Nason’s new poetry collection, Rooster, Dog, Crow (Frontenac), combines biting social commentary with anthropomorphism. He holds degrees from McGill, Ryerson and York Universities and is the owner/publisher of Tightrope Books in Toronto, where he currently lives.