Jonathan Ball is a writer, editor, and teacher living in Winnipeg, and is a winner of the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. His poetry collection The Politics of Knives, won the 2013 Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry and he is the co-editor of Why Poetry Sucks: An Anthology of Humorous Experimental English Canadian Poetry. His poetry books are published under Creative Commons licenses, to allow for education copying and content remixing. John Paiszs’s Crime Wave, his study of the 1975 cult film classic, also won a Manitoba Book Award. He recently published a story in the horror collection The Shadow over Portage and Main (Great Plains).