Michael Fraser is a Toronto poet, writer, and high school teacher. He has been published in various national and international journals and anthologies, including the 2013 Best Canadian Poetry in English. His manuscript, The Serenity of Stone, won the 2007 Canadian Aid Literary Award Contest and was published in 2008 by Bookland Press. He won the 2016 CBC Poetry Prize and was also the winner of FreeFall’s 2014 and 2015 poetry contests. His poetry collection, To Greet Yourself Arriving (Tightrope), pays tribute to inspirational and illustrious figures throughout black history, from Harriet Tubman to P.K. Subban.