Jacob McArthur Mooney is a recent graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing programme at the University of Guelph-Humber. His debut poetry collection, The New Layman’s Almanac, has now been followed by a second, Folk (McClelland & Stewart). A respected poetry commentator and critic, Mooney writes the popular Vox Populism blog, and was a panelist for the National Post’s Canada Also Reads competition. Mooney is the 2011 recipient of the Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award for “Unisphere at Midnight”, winner of the Prairie Fire Press-McNally Robinson Booksellers contest. Mooney is a Nova Scotian now living in Toronto.